The Lawyer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

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It is fun to have books of quotes around, and this book is a nice addition to that group of books. Lawyers are largely well-educated, thinking people who have a lot of opinions and are happy to share them. This little book is handy to carry in a purse or a briefcase or to keep on one’s desk to pick up and open to any page to find an interesting little nugget of wisdom or wise-cracking. Most of them have a political bent to them—after all, many politicians have a legal background—or are representative of the courtroom, but some simply refer to life in general or are good common sense. “Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood” is some good advice from William Howard Taft. Another good example is “When I tell lawyer jokes to a mixed audience, the lawyers don’t think they’re funny and the non-lawyers don’t think they’re jokes” from John. G. Roberts, chief justice of the supreme court. The only thing missing is a good index by topic; that would be a welcome addition. This is a fun book.

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Author Jan Cigliano Hartman
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 160 pages
Publisher 2020-10-06
Publish Date Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN 9781616898687 Buy this Book
Issue November 2020
Category Reference