I am a “county seat lawyer”

About 1950, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson, give us the image of a lawyer, who existed, and who did his work for his clients in the county jurisdictions of the states across the continent.  That knowledge, that idea, was a description of the lawyer’s life as known and aspired to by Robert H. Jackson, A County Seat Lawyer in the Western part of New York State.

I come from Minnesota. The Hennepin County Superior Court was a “county seat court,” but not really.  The county seat lawyer does his work in more commonly understood situations, less complicated, more directly connected experiences personally experienced by “relatives, friends and neighbors.”

 

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