If it is true, as 25 former irate presidents of the DC Bar suggest in their Washington Post opinion piece, Lawyers should not be complicit in Trump’s attack on democracy, that a few of Trump’s lawyers are practicing ‘professional misconduct,’ it would seem these twenty-five constitute a credible group to bring said lawyers before the DC Bar to answer the charge.
Instead, they’re preaching to the choir er, Washington Post.
Though I do like the Elihu Root’s saying: “About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.”
I wonder if Giuliani’s in trouble.
BTW, have you heard the one about what to do when the foo bird shits?
“Core principles of professional ethics prohibit lawyers from becoming instruments in a campaign to use the courts to foment unfounded attacks on … the right of the people to select their leaders. Nor is it permissible to start a lawsuit propounding the client’s thesis, simply hoping that some support for the claim may show up. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct direct lawyers to refrain from bringing a proceeding ‘unless there is a basis in law or fact for doing so that is not frivolous.’ “
And have you heard the one about the sailor and the lawyer when their boat runs out of gas off the Great Barrier Reef? The lawyer offers his mate to swim ashore for help through the shark-infested waters. Remarkably, he swims right past two great white sharks, and when he walks ashore unscathed, and all the Aussies gather to ask how he managed it — “Professional courtesy.”
Oh, I get it now.