For the Lighter Side of things (November, 2008)

posted May 13, 2015, 2:12 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 13, 2015, 4:02 PM ]
It’s pick on Lawyers time again since we cannot pick on politicians.
A friend of mine had just become a district court judge and was nervous about presiding impartially over his first criminal trial. As a former prosecutor, he could see the preponderance of evidence was clearly against the defendant. The proceedings went smoothly, until it was time for him to instruct the jury. "The jury," he said, "is to convene to the guilty room."