Wednesday, December 27, 2006

PD Blog Awards - And Where the Name Came From

Public Defender Stuff is hosting and inaugurating the 2006 PD Blog Awards
(they need a name for the awards, too)

We got nominated for "Best Title of a Blog That Reflects Something About The Job"
AND have a couple of votes, no less.


A couple of years before we started the blog, another PD wanted to know what the office's gang name would be - here are some of the (non-identifying) also rans, running the range from pretentious to profane (and from not bad to pretty crappy)

The Continuous Objectors (maybe if we had a band…)
Overrule this, Biyatch! (Gang Motto)
The Handbiters
The Imprecators
The White Hats
The G stickers
One Candle
The Guardians of Gideon
The Black Sheep (yeah I know its already taken)
Clarence Darrow’s Bastard Sons (another band name)
Churchill’s Successors
The Pauper’s Paupers
The Mouthpieces
The Dark Cursers
The SuperEgos

(my favorite is Clarence Darrow's Bastard Sons)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Bootylicious Bad Girls

There was a post last week at The Wretched of the Earth on Courtroom Etiquette that a lot of my clients need to read, too - particularly the "Dress" sections.

I ran across this one today - Mom shows up for sentencing in a child endangerment case where she had her 12 year old son and 13 year old daughter take pictures of her in "nude seductive poses."
Guess what was written in Rhinestones on the left butt pocket of her jeans?
Booty and on the right butt pocket? licious
Yep, she went to jail.

I've seen a lot of people at the courthouse in their best Sunday T-Shirt, and enough Sunday Zoot Suits to tell people to wear job interview clothes rather than Church clothes.

My best clothes story is the witness/"victim" in a Kidnapping case - it was a girlfriend/boyfriend case where the girlfriend was going to get her probation revoked and maybe kids taken away of she was out with my client. So, she was "kidnapped" when she gave him a ride across town, with a non-physical argument on the way.
She shows up under threat of a material witness warrant and steps up to the witness stand wearing this T-shirt:


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tonight I Helped Twelve People Save a Man's Life

and it feels pretty damn good.

I never thought I'd be thrilled to hear the words, "life in prison without the possibility of parole" but I am.


Levity Intermission

While waiting for a verdict, this little gem came my way from a client's sentencing report:
"I have Lernd alot from bein Stupid"