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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.

"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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