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When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
Constance Baker Motley
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
Constance Baker Motley
As a lawyer, I could engage in killer litigation with the best of them. It was war, after all.
Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it.
When I was a very young lawyer, I had a senior partner who advised me never to get mad, except on purpose.
My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
Running for office is important, and you don't really need more than to be right on the issues, and to be able to articulate what it is you believe. You don't need a certain background. You don't need to be a lawyer. You don't need to have some professional degree.
I'm a hard headed lawyer.
My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor.
My father wasn't absolutely delighted. He wanted me to become a lawyer. I studied law, but I thought the shoe business was more exciting.
Diego Della Valle
So that in 1974, when I graduated as a lawyer, I figured I'm not going to be a lawyer under a military regime.
I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
It was very clear to me in 1965, in Mississippi, that, as a lawyer, I could get people into schools, desegregate the schools, but if they were kicked off the plantations - and if they didn't have food, didn't have jobs, didn't have health care, didn't have the means to exercise those civil rights, we were not going to have success.
Marian Wright Edelman
I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
Running for office is similar to being a trial lawyer in a very long trial. It requires adrenaline and stamina; it requires being in shape mentally and emotionally. It's a marathon.
I'm a trained lawyer, after all, so I don't have to admit to anything.
Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.
Alan Dean Foster
When I came back to India after Harvard Business School, I started as a lawyer and as a trade union leader.
I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer just because I like to argue.
Being a lawyer in New York sucks because you're working eighty, sometimes a hundred hours a week.
I'm not an angry person. When I write, the lawyer in me tries to make it as easy to read as possible.
To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him.
My father, who was from a wealthy family and highly educated, a lawyer, Yale and Columbia, walked out with the benefit of a healthy push from my mother, a seventh grade graduate, who took a typing course and got a secretarial job as fast as she could.
So I go to my first book signing, and these two girls came up and gave me a piece of paper: '10 reasons you should date our dad. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He's a lawyer.' He didn't know what was going on. He didn't even know me. They called him, and he came down and asked me out that day. Now I'm dating their dad!
I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
David Alan Grier
I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it.
A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive - we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul.
Incidentally, Boies, I'm sure, is a very fine lawyer.
You will find this hard to believe, but I've never laughed as much as I did when I was a corporate lawyer. When you're working 16 hours a day for months at a time, you get punchy. Everything and everyone seems hilarious.
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