Overheard in the Orange County Courthouse

Overheard in the Orange County Courthouse

You never know what you'll hear In an elevator rising to a top floor inside Orange County's Central Courthouse in Santa Ana. The following conversation took place today.

Veteran public defender to natty, young private criminal defense lawyer: "Hey, how's it going?"

Private lawyer: "I'm going to get my ass kicked. My judge is a jerk."

Public defender: "At least you're paid well."

Private lawyer: (Pauses, smiles and then) "You're right! I should be more optimistic, shouldn't I?"

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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