Every year, the bar honors its members who have reached 50 years of membership. On Oct. 24, these members were honored at a special luncheon at the Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego. We asked the members of Class of 1953 what advice they would like to pass along to today’s new lawyers. Here is some of what they had to say:
'The practice of law is an honored
profession. Look like a lawyer, act like a lawyer,
and do good work.'
— Arthur R. Barrows
'Don’t apologize for the fact
that you are an attorney!'
— Peter R. Blyth
'Honesty, loyalty and discipline
are personality traits required to have quality of
— Donald A. Buss
'You are less apt to suffer burn-out
if you avoid one-dimensionalism.'
— William Duhaime
'Know the rules of golf and law – then
follow them to the letter.'
— Roy Edwards
'Be honest and civil in ALL of
your professional relationships.'
— Robert Huntington
'It takes a lifetime of professional
behavior to build a reputation, which you can lose
in a minute if you misbehave.'
—Robert E. Jones
'If you feel you are contributing
a service and enjoy the challenge of your job, keep
going! (Also, MAX transportation is great if you work
near its line.)'
—Marilyn E. Peake MacGavin
'Go back to the courtesy and
collegiality of the bar as it was in 1953 with 2000
practice of law would be far more satisfying and pleasant!'
'Adversaries can and will be
your friends if treated honestly and considerately.'
'Do not spend an anticipated
fee until it is received.'
— James Maletis