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Tuesday, February 7

Tales from the courtrooms

Reported by veteran court reporter Ray Cuthbert:

A Mr. Justice Barlow, one of the grouchiest judges ever to preside in court, once lectured a young witness as follows:

"Now, whenever you answer my question, you don't just say 'Yes' or 'No.' There is a proper form of address in the courts of Ontario. In Magistrates' Court it is 'Yes, Your Worship.' In County Court it is 'Yes, Your Honour.' In this court it is 'Yes, Your Lordship.' Now, what is your answer?"

Answered the bewildered chap, "Yes, my God."


Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Sadly, I don't think he can go wrong with that!

6:19 PM  

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