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Author: Richard A. Cook practices at Yosha Cook Shartzer in Indianapolis.

Related Categories: Trials & Litigation | Evidence | Solo / Small Firm | Juries




Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."