My Law Life

by Scott Ealy (Effingham, Illinois, USA)

No Patron Saint For Guys With Bad Haircuts?



St. Ives - Patron Saint of Lawyers



A late 13th century advocate for the poor in France, St. Ives is the legal profession’s patron saint.


In addition to standing up for poverty stricken individuals, Ives reportedly “chased immorality and sin from the village of Louannec.”  [By reputation, almost any attorney from Ives’ time would have “chased immorality and sin” . . . just minus the part about “from the village].”


Roman Catholics marked a “feast day” Wednesday for St. Ives, who died on May 19, 1303.


(Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but I do not recall hearing mention of St. Ives during my eight year stint at Sacred Heart Grade School in Effingham).



Scott Ealy



Written by scottealy

May 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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