by Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq.
Director of Litigation/Lead Trial Attorney
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The United States is a group of people from different races, ethnicities,
religious beliefs and backgrounds. The only document that binds us all
together is our Constitution. Throughout history, peaceful and civil co-existence
of different races, religions and creeds is the exception rather than the rule.
It is only our Constitution that has stood the test of time and joined
us together as a nation, respecting all beliefs, nationalities and religions.
As an attorney representing victims of negligence, I keep a copy of the
Constitution by my desk, to remind me that our freedom and peaceful resolution
of disputes is based upon the founding principle that despite our differences,
we can work together in a civil way to resolve our problems.
As outlined in Article III, our role as attorneys is to fight for our clients
as officers for the third branch of government. Also, as advocates for
citizens we must continue to fight to defend everyone's right to a
trial by jury as outlined in the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution.
While certain groups attack this fundamental right by questioning the wisdom
of juries, we must not forget that we are a country governed by the people,
not the elite or ruling class. The people should have the right to resolve
our controversies, and not judges appointed by politicians.
It is these fundamental rights which keep the Constitution a living document
for us all to treasure.