Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

There are many reasons to think that the Scotts have got it mostly right when it comes to lawyering. Every defense lawyer has mentioned the old Scottish verdict of "Not Proved" in a summation at some point. Their judicial selection process is superior: according to Benjamin Franklin, "the nomination proceeded from the Lawyers, who always selected the ablest of the profession in order to get rid of him, and share his practice among themselves. It was here he said the interest of the electors to make the best choice, which should always be made the case if possible." Then there is the airy, breezy freedom that you can only get by going to court in a kilt. And, of course, there is the feeling of pride that comes from winning the Lawyers' Rugby World Cup. (Thanks to Jim for the link.)

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