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Phlorence_602

Why do lawyers wear black and white?

Is the white for truth, and black for lies?
And what about that wig they wear, why do they wear them?
Enlighten me.

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They look intelligent....I guess. I am no lawyer, So I don't know. Enlightened?

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No.
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Darn. I thought I did good. Well, I will have to try harder next time...
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Phlorence_602
You better
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I better? Yes ma'm, Phlorence.
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Actually Phlorence is no longer in charge.....so just ignore her.
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Phlorence_602
Go away -______________________-
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Okay. -_________________________-
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Not you papi...DUH.
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Papí....you are never going to forget that, are you?
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She was talking to herself DUH
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That's my special name for you DUH.
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Oh, I get it now DUH.
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Cause they want to wear black and white.

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wow.
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Yup! Im so smart
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They wear it because it enhances their good looks.

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to be professional imagine if your lawyer walked in wearing every color in the rainbow

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They do? I could've sworn Ace Attorney wore a red suit. I don't know. I think maybe it's because it's a formal thing. I mean, it's formal to go to formal occasions in a black and white dress suit. When you go to a court case, you're not there to express yourself or to be different, you're there to give a case. As for the wig, I have no idea what you're talking about.

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the wigs go back to colonial days (1700's etc)...very rare today (thank God!)...:-)
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Because those were the only colors they had of suits in the 1900's and kept it a tradition.... I would assume.

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Not in America.....They wear suits of my colors....Men and women..

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I take it you live in the UK, or another British Commonwealth nation? The black represents the authority of the court, the white is the purity of the truth, the red that the judges wear represents the power to determine the truth of the law. It goes back to the time of the English civil war and the Magna Carta.

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Thanks, this was very helpful.
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Wow, thanks for the knowledge, great answer.
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You're welcome!
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Calu...are you a law school professor as well????
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Haha! Yosi, no but West Point offers excellent courses on many subjects.
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You graduated from WP?
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I missed the "wig" part, that was a sign of dominance or virility, it was a cultural item not related to the law. Being bald was seen as a sign of weakness or fragility so I assume the law did not wish to project such an image.
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Thank you very much.
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My pleasure.
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Yes Yosi, I did. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, my pop-ups aren't working right, I only just received a notice of Phlorences comment and never one for yours :(
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My my my........you impress me more each day....
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Aww....well shucks......*kicks the ground, looking bashful*......Thanks! =)
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They just end up wearing those colors I guess or maybe it just looks professional

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it looks professional. and if a persons bald or balding people dont always take them seriously, so they wear a wig

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my dad a lawyer and he doesnt

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to look professional

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So they look formal and serious because the judge is not going to give them a case if they look unprofessional .

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