Thursday, May 1, 2014

On This Of All Days

The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science that
smiles in your face while it picks your pocket.
- H.L. Mencken

Today is Law Day.  Perhaps no story pokes a pointed stick in the eye of this hallowed event more than this one:  

It is not often that I am left speechless.  This is one such time.  Maybe just maybe what I need to feel less dirty about my profession today is a little elixir...

The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye
to every side and angle of contingency, 
and qualifies all his qualifications, but who 
throws himself on your part so heartily
that he can get you out of a scrape.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

...or maybe I need to simply not think about it for the remainder of the day and start fresh tomorrow. 


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