Here is a pro tip: Don’t go to court high on Xanax and generally bat shit crazy. Moreover, if you do find your self in court always remember that you can just not say anything if you are a defendant. Penelope Soto, 18, didn’t take this advice. Instead the Florida teen, found that laughing in front of the judge and flipping him the bird isn’t a good idea. Then again who out there hasn’t wanted to flip off a judge once or twice.
[F]or though a Man doth a lawful Thing, yet if any damage do thereby befal[l] another, he shall answer for it, if he could have avoided it.
If (Burden < Cost of Injury × Probability of occurrence), then the accused will not have met the standard of care required.
If (Burden ≥ Cost of injury × Probability of occurrence), then the accused may have met the standard of care.
When law students get internships, the hope is that you get to go to court. Court is where all the action happens, and you get the true. hands-on experience of what it’s like to be part of a trial. You see how lawyers interact with judges, their clients, opposing counsel, and the court officers.
On this week’s episode of Mr. Law School, Sam E. Goldberg talks about his experience of getting kicked out of the court room.
Side note to the woderful hosts of Bitter Brief: thanks for the publicity.