For he will be a mere transmitter of the
instructions that others have given him, it will be on
the authority of others that he propounds what he
asks the judge to believe, and he whose duty it is to
succour the litigant will himself be in need of succour.
It is true that at times this may be effected with but
little inconvenience, if what he advances for the
edification of the judge has been taught him and
composed in the seclusion of his study and learnt by
heart there like other elements of the case. But
what will he do, when he is confronted by unexpected
problems such as frequently arise in the actual
course of pleading? Will he not disgrace himself by looking round and asking the junior counsel
who sit on the benches behind him for advice?