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Good Name and Word

My eldest son, Christopher, was recently sworn into the Hawaii bar by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court. My wife and I attended, as did the friends and relatives of all the recent admitees.

The Chief Justice gave an excellent speech to the new lawyers. One of the things he emphasized was that the most valuable thing a lawyer has is his good name and his good word. People should be able to count on a lawyer and trust that a word given is a word kept. A lawyer should do everything possible to maintain a good reputation.

The same is equally true for Karate instructors and students.


Charles C. Goodin