Why I Prefer D.C. Superior Court

Jamison KoehlerD.C. Superior Court, Law Practice

Here are 15 reasons I prefer D.C. Superior Court to the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia:

  1. There is a cafeteria.
  2. There is a lawyer’s lounge.
  3. There is a legal library.
  4. Women in orange jackets greet you when you come into the building and direct you to where you need to go.
  5. You can get into an elevator.
  6. When you can’t get into an elevator, there are escalators.
  7. Court clerks are generally pleasant and professional.
  8. Judges, not clerks, run the courtroom.
  9. Most judges take the bench on time.
  10. Most judges follow the law.
  11. Magistrate judges have law degrees and act like judges.
  12. Probation officers return your calls and send you materials in advance.
  13. There is a listserv for criminal defense lawyers.
  14. Prosecutors tend to be older and better educated.
  15. I have yet to see a fight in the courtroom or hallway.