Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Words of Wisdom On the Practice of Law From Our Sixteenth President

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 peace-maker, the lawyer has a superior opertunity of being a good man -- There will still be business enough --
Abraham Lincoln
Advice to Young Lawyers 

President Lincoln's hand-written notes can be seen here.  They are transcribed here.  Slate.com has an article here.  

Thank you to Carl Botterud for bringing this to my attention.  

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