My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
My religion can be found in asking just the right question,
at just the right time,
Illuminating the truth which the witness did not want to be found.
Rumpole of Miami.
(It was either that, or an essay on the virtues of that third glass of wine).
TODAY. TONIGHT. (Tomorrow for the heartiest of the bunch).
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
As we start our Labour Day festivities, Rumpole wishes a very hearty
WELCOME to the new group of Prosecutors and Public Defenders.
It seems just yesterday that we were a fresh faced eager young lawyer, with two suits to our name, ready to change the world. In those twenty some odd years, we have met our best friends, changed some lives for the better, saved some people from themselves, and generally used our talents to the best of our ability. The REGJB is not a bad place to spend five or ten years doing some good.
To the New ASA’s, we can offer nothing more important then the words that Janet Reno used to tell all her new prosecutors: the very highest calling of a prosecutor is to protect the innocent.
To the New PD’s, you will quickly learn the feeling of being the only person in the world, not to mention the courtroom, who does not hate your client. There is a huge difference in believing your client and effectively defending your client. A good lawyer rarely does the former, but always does the latter.
Good luck to both groups, and welcome.
Who is Rumpole? We’re the one’s grumbling to ourselves in the courtroom about the new lawyers.