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Page 29 - Having undertaken such defense, the lawyer is bound by all fair and honorable means, to present every defense that the law of the land permits to the end that no person may be deprived of life or liberty but by due process of law.
Page 50 - A lawyer openly, and in his true character may render professional services before legislative or other bodies, regarding proposed legislation and in advocacy of claims before departments of government, upon the same principles of ethics which justify his appearance before the Courts...
Page 99 - Lordships — which was unnecessary, but there are many whom it may be needful to remind — that an advocate, by the sacred duty which he owes his client, knows, in the discharge of that office, but one person in the world, THAT CLIENT AND NONE OTHER. To save that client by all expedient means— to protect that client at all hazards and costs to all others, and among others to himself — is the highest and most unquestioned of his duties...
Page 21 - IN SUPPORTING A CLIENT'S CAUSE. Nothing operates more certainly to create or to foster popular prejudice against lawyers as a class, and to deprive the profession of that full measure of public esteem and confidence which belongs to the proper discharge of its duties than does the false claim, often set up by the unscrupulous in defense of questionable transactions, that it is the duty of the lawyer to do whatever may enable him to succeed in winning his client's cause.
Page 44 - Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.
Page 44 - ... 20. It is indecent to hunt up defects in titles, and the like, and inform thereof, in order to be employed to bring suit; or to seek out a person supposed to have a cause of action, and endeavor to get a fee to litigate about it. Except where ties of blood, .relationship or trust make it an attorney's duty, it is unprofessional to volunteer advice to bring a law suit. Stirring up strife and litigation is forbidden by law, and disreputable in morals.
Page 44 - Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket ! A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it.
Page 99 - My noble and learned friend Lord Brougham, whose words are the words of wisdom, said that an advocate should be fearless in carrying out the interests of his client; but I couple that with this qualification and this restriction — that the arms which he wields are to be the arms of the warrior and not of the assassin. It is his duty to strive to accomplish the...
Page 41 - When a lawyer is a witness for his client, except as to merely formal matters, such as the attestation or custody of an instrument and the like, he should leave the trial of the case to other counsel. Except when essential to the ends of justice, a lawyer should avoid testifying in court in behalf of his client.
Page 99 - A man's rights are to be determined by the Court, not by his attorney or Counsel. It is for the want of remembering this that foolish people object to lawyers that they will advocate a case against their own opinions. A client is entitled to say to his Counsel, ' I want your advocacy, not your judgment, I prefer that of the Court.

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