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Legal Quote of the Week: Lincoln on Settlement

Posted in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Quotes

lincolnDiscourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

— Abraham Lincoln

(And if you asked him today, I’d wager the late President wouldn’t limit the peacemaking’s lawyer’s superior opportunity to just being a good man.)