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The Colcock-Hutson Collection

A Nineteenth Century Law Library

The Practice of Law

Much has changed about the practice of law since the time of the Colcocks and Hutsons. The court system has been reorganized. Law school graduation is now required for admission to the Bar. Perhaps the greatest change has occurred in the area of office technology. The tools lawyers use to do their work today — computers, email, photocopiers, and fax machines — would be completely unrecognizable to the Colcocks and Hutsons. The one constant is the client. Lawyers still represent people, in the many varied areas of their lives that are governed by or brush up against the law.

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