Legal Exhibit

Legalese 101 for every lawyer

How to avoid an expensive, protractive court battle



Legal Exhibit

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Necessity hath no law. - Oliver Cromwell

Agree, for the law is costly. - William Camden

Order is Heaven's first law. - Alexander Pope

The trouble with law is lawyers. - Clarence Darrow

All children are essentially criminal. - Denis Diderot

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. - Charles Lamb

Justice is incidental to law and order. - J Edgar Hoover

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Gravity isn't easy, but it's the law. - Unknown

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Keep skunks, bankers and lawyers at a distance. - Unknown

When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes. - Joseph Campbell

The law must be stable, but it must not stand still. - Roscoe Pound

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke. - Robin Hall

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial. - Thomas Fuller

Justice is a law of nature rarely found in human affairs. - Unknown

It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. - Oscar Wilde

If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers. - Charles Dickens

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. - Joseph Conrad

Sometimes justice is at its most merciful when it's blind. - Nancy Gibbs

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens. - African Proverb

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. - Boethius

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. - Abraham Lincoln

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made. - Otto von Bismarck

Inside every hardened criminal beats the heart of a ten-year-old boy. - Homer Simpson

Lawsuit: a machine you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. - Ambrose Bierce

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. - Mario Puzo

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers. - Richard Pryor

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal. - Erich Fromm

The Second Law of Pies: they must be baked, not fried (or boiled, or steamed). - Janet Clarkson

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth. - Patrick Murray

Your mother's down there throwing a monkey wrench into the halls of justice. - Archie Bunker

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. - Aristotle

It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands. - Spanish Proverb

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt. - Elizabeth C Stanton

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. - George Washington

A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict's suit or a monarch's crown. - Victor Hugo

Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell. - Lewis G. Janes

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place. - George Savile

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. - Bertrand Russell

I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire one to tell me how to do what I want to do. - J P Morgan

The error of the past is the success of the future. A mistake is evidence that someone tried to do something. - Unknown

There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy. - Fidel Castro

People judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so has a hard-boiled egg. - Unknown

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. - Calvin Coolidge

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein


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17-Aug-2018