Law Religion Culture Review

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Sword Play.

At the outset of trial this week, opposing counsel said he had an annoucement.

He declared, "My law school professor said that I should tell the court that this is my first trial. So, please bear with me when I make mistakes. Please do not hold my client responsible for my errors; I take the blame for them."

The judge responded: "You are already falling on your sword?"

I couldn't imagine what his client thought.