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"If it please the court, I'd like to act as my own plucky young female attorney."
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"How was it? Hissy fit or kissy face?"
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We also find the defendant's lawyer guilty by association.
"Please direct your comments to the jury, counsellor, not the Greek chorus."
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"Never mind what I did, Your Honor. I want to be judged for who I am, as an individual."
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"Mind if I thump it? I'm a Bible-thumper."
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"Oh, very well - make that life with the possibility of parole."
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"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, say hi to my client."
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"It's obvious, isn't it ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that the defendant has guilt written all over his face."
What barristers/attorneys are really thinking - "Beer."
Insurance Company representative with rabbi to lawyer and client: 'I brought hiim along to assure you we would negotiate in good faith.'
Man on crutches leaving courtroom: 'I got off on the wrong foot when I said the forklift ran over my right foot.'
'Is the person you saw with the gun here in the courtroom today, and if so, would you point him out for the jury?'
'We find the drifter guilty.'
First we sue the guy who saved your life. We'll file a no-class-action suit.
'He's training for a career in law.'
My father says your uncle the lawyer chases ambulances... He does not! He retired.
Trail Lawyers For The Pretentious - "J'accuse!", "Mais Non!"
"What do you mean 'you don't want to get involved'? You're my attorney!"
"How many crimes are you going to get me off and commit me back into those hell-hole streets out there!?"
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"Your Honor, my client pleads not guilty as a matter of self defense."
"We the jury find the defendant not guilty, but recommend a lengthy custodial sentence for his lawyer."
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"I'm beginning to think you are guilty."