25 November 2009
Busy morning in Judge Mott's courtroom. Court service day. Jail was late which is not unusual. I had one client who couldn't get through a guilty plea, but finally; and when he learns judge Mott will put him in jail asked for time for sentencing and now wants to withdraw it and go to trial. Of course, he was pleading to a simple misdemeanor but will go to trial on an aggravated misdemeanor. One client didn't appear and I reset the pretrial conference for 2 December to find that he was sitting in the hall the entire time. He called later and said he wasn't sure which attorney was his although we have spoken at the court house at least twice. I told him it was okay, because I didn't recognize him either.