Last updated on October 1, 2017
“[T]he legal profession renders its practitioners acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defense, full of resources. No other profession is more closely connected with actual life than the law. It concerns the highest of all temporal interests of man–property, reputation, the peace of all families, the arbitrations and peace of nations, liberty, life even, and the very foundation of society.”-Political philosopher Edmund Burke, as quoted in “Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: Training Ground for the Presidency,” by Frank J. Williams, in this month’s ABA Journal.