Ancient Greeks: Why Did Lawyers Practice Law

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Back during the ancient Greek times lawyers were excellent speakers, people had to present their own case but they were able to have a friend speak for them to help them get their message across. Around the 300 years the Greeks eliminated where people could have a friend come in to get their message across. Now where you must pay thousands of dollars to lawyers to plead your case back then the public speakers were not allowed to take money to speak on your behalf. This law wasn’t taken seriously by the public speakers but they had to show they weren’t taking money from others so they couldn’t present themselves as lawyers. Although they were not officially lawyers they practice law openly which made the first lawyer a public speaker from Rome
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