The lawyer's dress...appetizers with the flavor of legal practice

Ancient greece had known a legal practice system , the accused had the option either to defend himself ( sometimes one of his relatives or his friends do this )...or resort to a professional lawyer.
The lawyer was then, a man who had mastered the art of public speaking and had knowledge about all the laws of the city where he used to defend his clients .
One of the famous lawyers in Athens was Lysias...once , he had offered Socrates services as a lawyer but the latter refused.
Back then , the duration of the defense used to be measured by the water clock...the Roman system was the first to determine the lawyer's fees ( in the reign of the emperor Claudius )...before this , the lawyer had worked on volontary basis , or had been given simple gifts in the best situations.
The lawyer's black dress had another story , as the choice of black was during the reign of church in terms of design you may notice dear readers that there is a strip of black cloth having a white end dangling over the lawyer's chest , and two other strips with the same design dangling over his black...what's the secret of that?
Some believe that the black strips were using as pockets where the client puts coins as a gift to the lawyer who is good at defense.... this is just a conjecture , though.
However , there is certainly a relationship between this design and the philosophy of law in general...the strip of cloth on the lawyer's chest symbolizes the truth reached by the lawyer after studying his client's file... simply because the white color symbolizes the truth...the two other bands on his back symbolize the hidden facts that he doesn't know , and this is for the justice to detect.
Nowadays...the lawyer works hard to convince his client that he is aware of all the threads of the case , and even expects the ruling as if he is one of the people of advice...
Now , it's for you dear readers to give your verdict on this lawyer.


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