Lawyers questions

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Feb 28, 2007
Lawyers should never ask a witness a question if they
aren't prepared for the answer.

In a trial, in a small southern town, the prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly elderly woman to the stand.

He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"

She responded, "Why, yes I do know you Mr. Williams., I've known you since you were a young boy and frankly, you've been a big disappointment
to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk
about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you."

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across
the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know the defence attorney?"

She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was
a youngster too. He's lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem. He
can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women, and one of them was your wife. Yes, I know him."

The defence attorney almost passed out..

The judge asked both councellors to approach the bench and in a very quiet voice, said, "If either of you basta*ds asks her if she knows me,

I'll throw you in jail."
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