While practicing our profession; we are not subjects to anyone, not to clients, not judges and especially not to the government. We do not allege that there are persons inferior to us. However we do not recognize any superiors. Our most junior member is no different than the most senior or the most recognized. Lawyers did not use any slaves, however they did not have any masters.
The law seems like a sort of maze through which a client must be led to safety, a collection of reefs, rocks and underwater hazards through which he or she must be piloted.
True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures—unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men’s burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.
Delay in justice is injustice.