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Articles on Lawyer Lincoln's Legacy

Honest Abe on Lawyer Honesty

By Guy Fraker and J. Steven Beckett
November
2017
Column
Page 48
When it came to "candor toward the tribunal," Honest Abe arguably failed to live up to his moniker if a legendary Lincoln story is true.

Are You a Lincoln Lawyer?

By Guy Fraker and J. Steven Beckett
August
2017
Column
Page 44
In his "Notes for a Law Lecture," Lincoln left a blueprint for good lawyering. His advice is echoed in case law and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.

Lincoln’s ‘Matson Problem’

By Ron Spears and Roger Billings
May
2017
Column
Page 46
Lincoln's decision to represent a slaveholder against slaves seeking their freedom is controversial to this day.

A New Look at Lawyer Lincoln

By Ron Spears
February
2017
Column
Page 44
A new ISBA effort will generate articles and CLE about Lincoln's legal career and the lesson it can teach us.

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