Presiding Justice Ardaiz speech to bar attorneys

TODAY YOU WILL BE SWORN IN AS LAWYERS—A MUCH MALIGNED AND MUCH MISUNDERSTOOD PROFESSION. YOU WILL NOW JOIN THE RANKS OF A GROUP THAT HAS JOKES MADE ABOUT IT, MOST OF WHICH INV0LVE THE DEMISE OF LAWYERS AS A SOCIATAL IMPROVEMENT. “WHAT DO YOU CALL FIFTY LAWYERS CHAINED TOGETHER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN? A GOOD START.”

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