oa De Rebus - The lawyer
|Article Title||The lawyer|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Association of Law Societies.|
|Publication Date||Jun 1973|
As precedent under the rule of law became through the centuries the touchstone, the lawyer has tended to supply the social cement of conservatism. And yet, paradoxically, the lawyer supplies also the yeast and political fermentation that have produced reform and explosive revolution. From this class through the ages have sprang the world's visionaries, iconoclasts and revolutionaries ... The lawyer is both the guardian of the race's inheritance from the past and the instrument that fashions its legacy for the future ...
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