Why lawyers should never ask a witness a question…

Why lawyers should never ask a witness a question if they aren’tprepared for the answer:In a trial, a Southern small town prosecuting attorney called hisfirst witness to the stand – a grandmotherly, elderly woman. Heapproached her and asked, “Mrs.. Jones, do you know me?” Sheresponded, “Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known […]

Guilty as sin

Sue reports for jury duty as ordered, and promptly asks to be excused because she believes she’s prejudice. “I took one look at those shifty eyes and that cheap polyester suit and I immediately knew that he was guilty as sin.” “Sit down,” says the judge. “That’s the prosecuting attorney.”

The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking

The Night Before Christmas, Legally Speaking:Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) ageneral lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but notlimited to, a mouse.A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixedby and around […]