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71. The Advocate in Court

1. An advocate or lawyer is not bound to defend the poorwithout charge, except in lawsuits in which a poor man cannot beotherwise helped but by this lawyer at thistime.

2. It is just that persons should be debarred from theoffice of advocate who have no fitness for the office.

3. An advocate is not to defend, knowingly, an unjustcause.

4. It is just for a lawyer to take a fee for his services.For a man may justly take payment for giving what he is nototherwise bound to give. An advocate is usually free from theobligation of taking upthe cases brought to him; if heaccepts the task, he ought to be paid for performing it. Exorbitantfees, however, are unjust; they amount to extortion, and so are akind of robbery.

"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed, should give but few orders."
St Philip Neri

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