Tag: Abraham Lincoln

Entrepreneurial leadership

By Jeff R. Hawkins, ISBA President, 2014-15 If we, the stewards of justice, expect to pass our stewardship along to future generations, we must genuinely consider every sacred cow as a potential sacrifice for the heritage with which our predecessors entrusted us. Lawyers have been innovative and disruptive change agents in this country’s most pivotal

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Let’s Celebrate Independence

We, the citizens of the United States of America, celebrate our Declaration of Independence 239 years after a small group of rebels told the king of the world’s most powerful nation that he could not rule over them. Those radical men dared tell the king that their individual rights were more important than their mother

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Problems? Become Part of the Solution!

In a story attributed to Abraham Lincoln’s circuit riding days, the judge reportedly asked Lincoln one afternoon if he had heard Abe make the opposite argument in another case that morning. The future president reportedly answered something like, “yes, your honor, but I was wrong this morning.” Law schools train students to analyze problems and

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