In Greek mythology, Themis was the Titaness of Justice, Law and Order. She was also a prophecy goddess and the divine voice (Themistes) who first instructed mankind in the laws of justice and morality. She is described as "the Lady of good counsel", and is the personification of divine order, fairness, natural law and custom. Themis means "divine law".
Her symbols are the scales, sword and blindfold.
Lady Justice is most often depicted with a set of scales typically suspended from one hand, upon which she measures the strengths of a case's support and opposition. The scales lack a foundation to signify that evidence should stand on its own. The scales of justice are tools used to remain balanced and pragmatic.
Themis often carries a sword in one hand. The sword is a historical symbol of authority and one of the earliest symbols for justice. Lady Justice's sword advances the concept that justice can be swift and final. Themis is able to cut fact from fiction; to her there is no middle ground.
In modern depictions, Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blind fold - symbolic that law should be rendered "without passion or prejudice." Justice will not see a person's race, sex, wealth, power or any other factor that sways justice. It means that she will be objective and she will be blind to differences. Justice will be served without bias or prejudice. Classical depictions without a blindfold were to urge judges to assess cases with their "eyes open" and to be mindful of the individuals involved in addition to the letter of the law.
THEMIS represents all the qualities of service we strive to deliver to our clients.
Good counsel spoken with learned authority which is balanced and objective, fair and pragmatic. Swift to act and able to cut to the chase. Action which is measured and without bias, yet eyes open, focused on the individual whilst also knowing the letter of the law.
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