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Words of Wisdom- The 10 Most Important Things I’ve learned About Trust Over My 100 Years (January 1, 2021)

Lawyers are in the trust business. If our clients do not trust our judgment, will they take our advice about the decisions that must be made on legal matters? Today I submit for your enjoyment and learning an essay on trust written by a 100 year old man. George P. Shultz served our country as a former U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Treasury. His reflections contained in The 10 most important things I’ve learned about trust over my 100 years contain lessons for anyone, but especially for lawyers who are in the trust-building business. Whether it is a client, a judge or opposing counsel, having the trust of others is critical for lawyers. If the paywall blocks you because you have already read too many free Washington Post articles this month, it is worth putting a note on the calendar to revisit this link.