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Lessons for Trial Lawyers from Lincoln’s Greatest Speech
Today is the 150th anniversary of a dark day in American history: the death of Abraham Lincoln. Our nation lost not only a great president, but also a great persuader who brought his career as a trial lawyer into the White House. Nowhere were Lincoln’s skills as a trial lawyer on greater display than in what most historians consider his finest speech. No, not the Gettysburg Address, but his Second Inaugural, given from the steps of the capitol only a few weeks before the assassination.