Washington Law Review


William Devin


The day has arrived when the legal profession, if it is to retain its rightful place in society, and preserve its very life, must inform and educate the public concerning the truth of its cause. Public opinion today is being molded by the crime headlines and comic strips of the daily press, and by the radio programs which come into the homes of the nation, no one of which truthfully depicts the services or duties of 98 per cent. of our profession. We are judged as a whole by the acts of a very small minority, and what do we do about it? As a profession, we do nothing. We seem to assume that we have been granted some divine right to command the confidence and respect of the public without divulging to it the reason.

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