Report of the Annual Session of the Georgia Bar Association Volume 16-18

Report of the Annual Session of the Georgia Bar Association Volume 16-18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the world and as a citizen into the State. It follows from this that every boy who through the accidents or misforrtunes of life or through the unwisdom or parsimony of his pareut-s or his own undue eagerness, is thrust or thrusts himself into life without having his period of legal immaturity spent in.Preparation--in education--is defrauded of his birthright: is cheated out of a great privilege which the wisdom of the common law itself has pointed out as appropriately filling the first twenty-one years of life. INFLUENCE OF THE BAR ON PUBLIC OPINION. Now, why do I come to you, brethren of the bar, with this plea for the recognition of the law of Infancy? It is because I appreciate your unique influence in the State. When I was one of the guild, I realized the fact of the preeminence of the-bar as a factor in the formation of public opinion; but I 00Uld not rid my mindwholly of the suspicion that perhaps the natural tendency of every craft to cry out, " Great is Diana of the Ephesians," caused me to overestimate the power of the lawyer in the community. But I declare to you to-day, occupyinga point of view from which no prepossession can be supposed to deflect my judgment, that this public influence of the bar seems larger to my receding gaze than when I stood in closer range. In your professional work and in the exercise of the trust which the community by general consent confides to you, public and private relations are inextricably blended. When you appear for a defendant in a criminal case, you represent him as his personal advocate, but you also appear for every man who may ever have a case, for in the conduct of the one cause you are settling principles that will govern all other like causes that may arise in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845560
  • 9781236845566