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The Ellingsworth Press, LLC
FIFTY YEARS AT THE BAR is the true, interesting and intriguing peek inside the life of a first generation Italian/American lawyer and his solo-practice for over fifty years in the trenches of the legal system of his hometown.
Fifty Years At The Bar highlights some of this attorney's more interesting cases. It is somewhat lighthearted and sometimes serious as he handles the cases of ordinary citizens who cam to him with their legal problems during his “fifty years at the bar”.
If the practice of law is done with the attitude of seeking justice for your client everytime you represent one, it becomes a noble profession. But the strange thing about the law is that it is not a mathematical science, nor is it a political orchestration. It is always, at least, a two-sided argument and there will always be no less than two legal gladiators in the arena seeking to slay their opponent with facts, logic, reason, law and counterevidence.
A lawyer must think through every aspect of the matter that he is handling and never allow himself to assume that he is right on every point he has encountered. He must go over and over each component in the case trying to unveil any arguments he has not considered. Mathematicians find this kind of reasoning dizzying in its inability to be finalized. Politicians use its wavering to circumvent its meaning.