What Lawyers and Law Students Can Learn from Abraham Lincoln About Professionalism & Communication
About the Event
How different might our country be, if not for the contributions of devoted lawyers? Twenty-six of the United States’ forty four presidents have been lawyers, among them the most celebrated of our country’s leaders—Abraham Lincoln. By following the examples of such consummate lawyers as Lincoln and others, lawyers today can “raise the bar” by reestablishing the legal profession’s once hallowed reputation.
About the Speaker
Talmage Boston has practiced law as a commercial trial and appellate litigator in Dallas, Texas, since 1978. Since 1997, he’s been a shareholder at Winstead PC. A leader of both the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, Talmage has served as a State Bar of Texas director, as well as chair of the State Bar Litigation Section, Council of Chairs, and Annual Meeting planning committee. For his service, he received Presidential Citations from State Bar of Texas presidents every year from 2005 to 2011 and from the Dallas Bar Association president in 2009.
In addition to maintaining his full-time law practice, Talmage has written Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (TexasBarBooks 2012), which includes a foreward by Dick Thornburgh, former Attorney General of the United States under Presidents Reagan and Bush, and dust jacket endorsements from former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III; Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson; CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin; Baylor University President Ken Starr; and lawyer turned best-selling novelist Richard North Patterson.