Harper Lee's Atticus Finch Leaves Enduring Mark On The Law

By Carmen Germaine (February 19, 2016, 11:28 PM EST) -- Novelist Harper Lee, who died Friday at the age of 89, has left abiding inspiration for generations of lawyers in the figure of her beloved character Atticus Finch, who attorneys say continues to impart lessons about the importance of respect, empathy and courage.

Harper Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor by Pres. George W. Bush in 2007. (Credit: Eric Draper) Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" continues to resonate in the minds of readers who encounter Scout, her brother Jem, their father Atticus and the story of his dedication to the case of Tom Robinson, a black man...

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