The Daily Record
“The most sacred of duties of government is to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens.”—Thomas Jefferson
“Our courts are where the people meet the promise of this nation.”—Buffalo native and Minnesota Federal District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson (on taking the oath of office)
As lawyers, we play a critical role in helping the court with its most sacred of duties—equal and impartial justice for all. The ultimate responsibility, however, often falls on the men and women of our judiciary. “It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.”–Edmund Burke.