“The law is a jealous Mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by the trifling favors, but by lavish homage.”
“Many have become chess masters, no one has become the master of chess.”
So, too, while many attorneys have become litigation masters, no one has become a master of litigation. In that vein, I have long held the belief that the practice of law, in general, and litigation, in particular, is analogous to playing the ancient, and venerable, board game of chess.
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