Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 15

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Page 177 - ... the lawyer's appearance for others in cases likely to arise out of the transaction, and in which there is a reasonable expectation...
Page 29 - It may be that it is the obnoxious thing in its mildest and least repulsive form ; but illegitimate and unconstitutional practices get their first footing in that way, namely, by silent approaches and slight deviations from legal modes of procedure. This can only be obviated by adhering to the rule that constitutional provisions for the security of person and property should be liberally construed.
Page 155 - It is the duty of the lawyer to maintain towards the Courts a respectful attitude, not for the sake of the temporary incumbent of the judicial office, but for the maintenance of its supreme importance. Judges, not being wholly free to defend themselves, are peculiarly entitled to receive the support of the Bar against unjust criticism and clamor.
Page 184 - I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay any man's cause for lucre or malice. So help me God.
Page 181 - The publication or circulation of ordinary simple business cards, being a matter of personal taste 'or local custom, and sometimes of convenience, is not per se improper. But solicitation of business by circulars or advertisements, or by personal communications or interviews, not warranted by personal relations, is unprofessional. It is equally unprofessional to procure business by indirection through touters of any kind...
Page 177 - In fixing fees it should never be forgotten that the profession is a branch of the administration of justice and not a mere money-getting trade. 13. Contingent Fees. Contingent fees, where sanctioned by law, should be under the supervision of the Court, in order that clients may be protected from unjust charges.
Page 178 - But it is steadfastly to be borne in mind that the great trust of the lawyer is to be performed within and not without the bounds of the law.
Page 183 - Duty in Its Last Analysis. — No client, corporate or individual, however powerful, nor any cause, civil or political, however important, is entitled to receive, nor should any lawyer render, any service or advice involving disloyalty to the law whose ministers we are...
Page 179 - Client. — -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.
Page 258 - ... or those having any other grounds of action in order to secure them as clients, or to employ agents or runners for like purposes, or to pay or reward, directly or indirectly, those...

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