A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo, The Godfather
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has a better lawyer.
If your lawyers tell you that you have a very good case, you should settle immediately.
The law is normally no laughing matter. But when one looks more closely it teems with humour. This entertaining compendium contains many witty, cynical and sometimes profound observations, sayings and anecdotes about the law, lawyers, courts, justice, crime and punishment, libel and wills. Illustrated with both historical and recent sketches, it will interest and entertain not only lawyers but all who have ever marvelled at the mysterious workings of the law.