Becoming Judge Coffin's law clerk must be the most fortunate of conclusions to a legal education. His judicial craftsmanship sets a standard for thoughtful professionalism that a young lawyer can never outgrow. In those salt-scented and book-lined chambers, briefs were painstakingly and critically read, precedents and statutes honestly interpreted and challenged to yield just results, opinions written and rewritten to convey the significance of a small distinction or the applicability of a large principle.
43 Maine L. Rev. 11
Scholarly Commons Citation
Byrne, J. Peter, "Judge (A Tribute to Judge Frank M. Coffin)" (1991). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 1576.