Legal Exhibit

Legalese 101 for every lawyer

How to avoid an expensive, protractive court battle



Legal Exhibit

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The law is silent during war. - Cicero

Agree, for the law is costly. - William Camden

Justice delayed is justice denied. - William Gladstone

Growth is the only evidence of life. - John Henry Newman

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

Don't judge folks by their relatives. - Unknown

Law is order, and good law is good order. - Aristotle

Law and order are not necessarily partners. - Saying

A government of law is a government of lawyers. - Saying

It is not wisdom but authority that makes a law. - Thomas Hobbes

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten. - Seneca

The worst form of injustice is pretended justice. - Plato

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

The police must obey the law while enforcing the law. - Earl Warren

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. - Voltaire

Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite. - H.W. Shaw

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. - Kim Campbell

In the Halls of Justice, the only justice is in the halls. - Lenny Bruce

I've never been in love. I've always been a lawyer. - Unknown

A lawyer's opinion is worth nothing unless it is paid for. - Unknown

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

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

Do not judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins. - Native American Proverb

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

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. - Mark Twain

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. - Winston Churchill

I don't want to know what the law is, I want to know who the judge is. - Roy M. Cohn

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Humour is based on a modicum of truth. Ever heard a joe-k about a father-in-law? - Dick Clark

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

A jury consists of twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. - Jerry Seinfeld

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle

In Islam, the legislative power and competence to establish laws belong exclusively to God. - Ayatollah Khomeini

Law enforcement cannot succeed without the sustained, and informed, interest of all citizens. - Lyndon B Johnson

Once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. - Seamus Heaney

The trouble with our laws these days is that the criminals know their rights better than their wrongs. - Unknown

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense. - Edsgar Dijkstra

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. - Arthur Schopenhauer

The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens. - Henry G. Miller

There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. - Hubert H Humphrey

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

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing. - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - John Wycliffe

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Gore Vidal

The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. - Anatole France


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23-Jun-2018