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10-12-2009 01:06 PM

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These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?


ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s twenty, much like your IQ.


ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?


ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid


ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney.Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the circus was in town, I’m going with male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

And the best for last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been practising law somewhere

My favourite too..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 01:23 PM

Thanks, Larry. These are pretty good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 02:12 PM

Great timing Larry! The project I’m working on now is for my attorney….......This is going to be hard to keep a straight face. LOL

-- John @

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 02:16 PM

Timing is everything John.. at least Tracey will let you play a little longer on LJs today… LOL

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 02:19 PM

Still laughing. Thanks Larry. Hope your attorney isn’t an LJ member.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-12-2009 02:46 PM

I deal a lot with trial attorneys, and it is amazing how they can look you straight in the face and ask questions like those above….. Sometimes you can’t help but bust out laughing.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 03:07 PM

These were great!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 03:14 PM

Hi Larry;

Very Funny, yet scary at the same time.

Thanks for the laugh.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 03:23 PM

Very good Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-13-2009 01:42 AM

Thanks I needed that! By far this takes the cake…


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#10 posted 10-13-2009 02:15 AM

I wonder if any of those screwball lawyers are now in congress?

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#11 posted 10-13-2009 02:27 AM

Thanks for the laugh Larry. Now I got to go see my lawyer sawyer….....LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 10-13-2009 02:47 AM

Very funny Larry this reminds me of our past president and that when on for eight years…LOL…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 10-13-2009 03:07 AM

That was so damn funny. Thanks Larry!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#14 posted 10-13-2009 05:55 AM

lol, made my day.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#15 posted 10-13-2009 06:15 AM

Thanks Larry, I needed that!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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