Transactions of the ... Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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The Association, 1897 - Law
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Page 56 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power.
Page 59 - The body of the law is no less encumbered with superfluous members, that are like Virgil's army, which he tells us was so crowded many of them had not room to use their weapons.
Page 69 - Council, upon the payment of a fee of twenty-five dollars, a. written application for license, together with satisfactory proof that, the applicant is more than twenty-one years of age, is of good moral character, has obtained a competent common school education...
Page 57 - The following observation seems to me to be specially weighty and important: "The progress of the law means the progress of the lawyer, not of a few talented men who are on the outposts of legal thought, but the great army of the commonplace who contribute the majority of every occupation.
Page 61 - The door of admission to the bar must swing on reluctant hinges, and only he be permitte'd to pass through who has by continued and patient study fitted himself for the work of a safe counselor and the place of a leader.
Page 71 - It is easy to find single opinions in which more authorities are cited than were mentioned by Marshall in the whole thirty years of his unexampled judicial life, and briefs that contain more cases than Webster referred to in all the arguments he ever delivered.
Page 69 - ... studied medicine three years including three courses of lectures in different years in some legally incorporated medical college or colleges...
Page 9 - ... adopted. The PRESIDENT. The next business in order is the report of the Committee on Credentials.
Page 69 - ... received a diploma conferring the degree of medicine from some legally incorporated medical college of the United States or a diploma or license conferring the full right to practice all the branches of medicine and surgery in some foreign country.
Page 74 - The mind of the lawyer is the essential part of the machinery of justice; no progress or reforms can be made until the lawyers are ready. Their influence at the bar, on the bench, and in legislation is practically omnipotent.

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