Signs of the Times

[John A. Paterson, in the Presbyterian Witness, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 24, 1924]

The professions here taken into account, in accordance with the editorial request, are those of law and medicine. Upon ... these I venture a few remarks. And first as to the law. The highest ambition of a lawyer should be to establish justice in whatever controversy wherein he may be engaged. The study and practice of law should not, in the highest sense, be solely to make a living, but ... should be a training for a good and noble citizenship. Lawyers, like other men, must make their living, but they are also to serve for the building up of a greater and better country; and the efforts made for a proper livelihood should be made subservient to a contribution to the general weal.

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October 25, 1924

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