IJMC - The Ethical Lawyer
Nowadays, in America, there are three people almost essential to a good
life, yet almost impossible to find. An honest lawyer. A good mechanic.
And a talented doctor who will outlive you. Scarily enough, I think I
have an honest lawyer, my mechanic is top-notch, and I had the talented
doctor...only he is retiring (which does not mean he will outlive me...).
So close...and now I get to find a new doctor. I think the year
two-thousand will be the year of many co-pays for me...I wonder if there
is a such thing as a talented, attractive, young, female general
practioner in Atlanta who is on my health plan and taking new patients. I
ask for a miracle, you give me the F. B. I...or not... -dave
A defendant in a lawsuit involving large sums of money was talking to his
lawyer. "If I lose this case, I'll be ruined!"
"Well, It's ultimately in the judge's hand's," said the lawyer.
"Would it help if you sent the judge a box of cigars?"
"Oh no!" replied the lawyer. "This judge is a stickler or ethical
behavior. A stunt like that would prejudice him against you. He might
even hold you in contempt of court. In fact, you shouldn't even smile at
Within the course of time, the judge rendered a decision in favor of the
defendant. As the defendant left the courthouse, he said to his lawyer,
"Thanks for the tip about the cigars. I'm sure we would have lost the
case if you'd sent them."
"But I did send them. That's how we won the case."
"What?" gasped his client. "I don't understand!"
He shrugged, "I also enclosed the plaintiff's business card."