American Legal News, Volumes 32-33

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American Legal News Corporation, 1921
 

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Page 9 - I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Page 28 - The essence of a provision forbidding the acquisition of evidence in a certain way Is that not merely evidence so acquired shall not be used before the court, but that it shall not be used at all.
Page 15 - 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 15 - Stirring up Litigation, Directly or Through Agents. — It Is unprofessional for a lawyer to volunteer advice to bring a lawsuit, except in rare cases where ties of blood, relationship or trust make it his duty to do so. Stirring up strife and litigation is not only unprofessional, but it is indictable at common law.
Page 15 - ... those who bring or influence the bringing of such cases to his office, or to remunerate policemen, court or prison officials, physicians, hospital attaches or others who may succeed, under the guise of giving disinterested friendly advice, in influencing the criminal, the sick and the injured, the ignorant or others, to seek his professional services. A duty to the public and to the profession devolves upon every member of the bar having knowledge of such practices upon the part of any practitioner...
Page 16 - It must be conceded that there are such rights in every free government beyond the control of the State. A government which recognized no such rights, which held the lives, the liberty, and the property of its citizens subject at all times to the absolute disposition and unlimited control of even the most democratic depository of power, is after all but a despotism. It is true it is a despotism of the many, of the majority, if you choose to call it so, but it is none the less a despotism.
Page 15 - 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, whereupon 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 13 - ... founded upon provable debts reduced to judgments after the filing of the petition and before the consideration of the bankrupt's application for a discharge...
Page 13 - Interest a reasonable opportunity to be fully heard, and Investigate the merits of the application and discharge the applicant unless he has (1) committed an offense punishable by Imprisonment as herein provided; or (2) with intent to conceal his financial condition, destroyed, concealed, or failed to keep books of account or records from which such condition might be ascertained...
Page 29 - Is intended, by any person interested therein, to be received, possessed, sold', or In any manner used, either In the original package or otherwise, In violation of any law of such State, Territory, or District of the United States, or place noncontiguous to but subject to the jurisdiction thereof. Is hereby prohibited.

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