Postcards From Our Summer Vacation

The five of us are having a wonderful time in India. John decided he wanted to take a dip in the Ganges. He had a little bit of a stomachache afterward but the hotel doctor is confident he… Read More

More Shcooling Needed

                  H/T Kendall Gray

No Smiley Face Too?

                    H/T Kendall Gray (as part of his “Fonts Matter” series)

Have You Seen This Pole?

H/T Scott Greenfield        

“Don’t Editorialize”

Many police officers have a tendency to editorialize on the witness stand. It is not that the driver reached for the glove compartment after being pulled over so that he could have his license and registration ready for… Read More

Trial Transcript: A Brand New Prosecutor on Direct

POLICE OFFICER:  . . . The defendants knew they were not allowed in the store. DEFENSE ATTORNEY:  Objection. THE COURT:  Grounds? DEFENSE ATTORNEY:  Your Honor, as to what the defendants knew, I’d object to that and move to… Read More

Amusing Trial Transcripts

Back when I was a public defender, my office mate used to come across me reading transcripts from court hearings I had done – from either a trial or a preliminary hearing – and kid me.  I thought… Read More

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When Comforting a “Grammar Nazi”…

Because Everything With Me is a Competition

How can you not love Wanda Williams? She is a great lawyer. Someone told me that she won seven cases in a row recently – and juvenile cases at that. But she has a good sense of humor…. Read More