A blupete Essay

Of Goats and Sheep, Part 24 to blupete's Essay
"An Essay On Lawyers"

Like in any group, no matter how honored or disliked, one will always find both goats and sheep. Certainly there are both among lawyers. As John Marshall Gest, in his address on Balzac18, has said, in breaking down Parisian attorneys into classes: "There is the honest attorney: he abides within the law, pushes on his cases, neglects no one, never runs after business, gives his clients his honest opinion, and makes compromises in doubtful cases; ... Then there is the starveling attorney, to whom anything seems good, provided he is sure of his expenses; he will work to make the worse appear the better cause, and take advantage of a technical error to win the day for the rogue."

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