Mani Golzari told me she was coming to D.C., but I had no idea she was already here until I ran into her yesterday in the basement of Moultrie, heading to her first arraignment. I was not prepared for her hug because, well, I am an uptight kind of guy.
Jackie Cadman has arrived.
When I introduced Golzari on this blog, I noted that he had been a rising superstar in Philadelphia before moving to D.C. to join the Public Defender Service. Cadman was a couple of years ahead of Golzari and me at the public defender’s office in Philly, and already a superstar. She will now experience the pleasant surprise that awaited Golzari and me before her: judges who know the law and who take the bench on time, respectful and professional court staff, and, best of all, elevators that you can get into.
I guess I miss Philly more than I realized.