02 December 2008

Made a brief appearance at the Board of Governors meeting to present the criminal justice section's proposal on electronic recording of interrogations in criminal cases. Did not stay for the discussion. Had one thing in Newton this afternoon, but that was continued because my client did not want to be in jail for the CINA hearing on Friday and have her kids see her in orange and cuffs. She plead guilty to driving while under suspension and it is not her first: ergo, it is expected the judge will give her some jail time. Otherwise a quiet day at the courthouse. I will say they have overdone the Christmas tree thing. Must be a dozen of them between the first and second floors. One is covered with tooth paste boxes and such. Not sure of the purpose other than to promote dental hygiene which is badly needed from what I see on a busy court service day.

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