That's the sage wisdom offered by Englewood(?) attorney Charles Diez, Jr. in the latest edition of the beloved Florida Bar News:
When I joined the firm, he said, “Son, I’m going to give you some good advice.” That advice has stuck with me all these years, and I quote, “Never lie to another lawyer; never even think of lying to a judge; and never have a secretary you can’t fire.”Ok, the first two I definitely agree with, but Charlie, on the last one -- does your secretary know this?
I'd offer a few more:
"Son, never follow your father into a restroom; when on a plane always sit to the left of Ervin Gonzalez (long story); and never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in,(Alright, that last one was Winston Churchill -- I modified it to conform to our local discovery practice).
except to convictions of honor and good sense."
In fact, here's what I believe:
Anyone have any others?