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December 2007
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Twelve Days of Trial

by Becky Bye

by Becky Bye, with contributions from Docket members


(To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”)

On the first day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
A Motion in Limine

On the second day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the third day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the fourth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the fifth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the sixth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the seventh day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the eighth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the ninth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
9 Encroachments Creeping
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the tenth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
10 Lawyers Leaping
9 Encroachments Creeping
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the eleventh day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
11 Inmates Fleeing
10 Lawyers Leaping
9 Encroachments Creeping
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES
4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine

On the twelfth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:

12 Guilty Verdicts
11 Inmates Fleeing
10 Lawyers Leaping
9 Encroachments Creeping
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
On the twelfth day of trial, the courtroom gave to me:
12 Guilty Verdicts
11 Inmates Fleeing
10 Lawyers Leaping
9 Encroachments Creeping
8 Experts Waiting
7 Movants Moving
6 Jurors Sleeping
NO ATTORNEY FEES

4 Spouses Steaming
3 Bench Reprimands
2 Deadbeat Clients
and A Motion in Limine



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