Emma Lazarus Takes On Bar Exam

Bar Exam

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

~ Emma Lazarus

The photo shows law students taking the Bar Exam in New York City.  While Emma Lazarus did not take the Bar Exam, this picture says it all.

The quote is from “The New Colossus”.  A sonnet writen by Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) in 1883 and engraved on a bronze plaque that could be seen mounted on the lower level inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Divorce Lawyer Quotations

A divorce lawyer is a chameleon with a law book.

~Marvin Mitchelson

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.

~ Jean Kerr

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.

~ Cary Grant

10 More Dirty Legal Phrases

  1. Pocket part
  2. Poll the jury
  3. Hardened criminal element
  4. Mount a brief inquiry
  5. Firm offer
  6. Dry hole provision
  7. A split decision by a hung jury
  8. Attractive nuisance
  9. Clipped sovereignty
  10. Model penal code

Accomplice at Law

When a person assists a criminal in breaking the law before the criminal gets arrested, we call him an accomplice. When a person assists a criminal in breaking the law after the criminal gets arrested, we call him a defense lawyer.

I Wish Lawyer Would…

Q. What can a goose do, a duck can’t, and a lawyer should?

A. Stick his bill up his ass.

Proof of Satisfactory Character Required

The requirements for admission to practice law include completion of general education at the university level; completion of a three-year postgraduate law school curriculum; passing a two- or three-day written bar examination; and proof of satisfactory character, the latter requirement being minimal.

~ G.C. Hazard Jr. and Michele Taruffo
“American Civil Procedure” 1993