Alaska Gold Rush Tales: William “Foolscap” Wilson III

William “Foolscap” Wilson III

Lawyer

Steven C. Levi

“There is not a good reason for everyone to call me Foolscap Willie. I mean, I am not a fool the way the name implies. I’m called Foolscap Willie because I’m the most visible lawyer in Ophir. I take small cases and all of my cases are filed on foolscap. That’s oversized paper, legal paper, 8 ½ by 13 ½, which is also the size of the docket book.