In honor of the passing of Harper Lee, here is some legal advice from the greatest trial lawyer who never lived, Atticus Finch:
"[I[f you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
"He's just gone over the evidence," Jem whispered. "And we're gonna win, Scount. I don't see how we can't. He's been at it 'bout five minutes. He made it as plain and easy as - we, as I'da explained it to you. You could've understood it, even."
"[T]his case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts..This case is as simple as black and white."
"[T]here is one way in this country in which all men are created equal - there is one human institution that makes the pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is the court..Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in courts, all men are created equal."
"Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts."