Since I first set foot in Harris County as a lawyer over ten years ago, I've always loved this time of year at the courthouse.
Things are starting to wind down for the year. Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys are a little less snippy with each other. There's kind of an aura of goodwill towards each other that will disappear on the first work day of the new year.
But, sadly, that also means that it is a really dull time to be a blogger.
Yep, there just isn't too much to report on around the old CJC generally this time of year. About the only thing worth noting last week was that the Pre-Commits finally got sworn in as bona fide prosecutors. In typical fashion, Lykos kept it a closed ceremony so none of the new lawyers' families could attend. That was some PR genius, Snooks.
But on the whole, things are quiet, and that's a good thing, I suppose.
I will point out that my friend, Pat McCann, wrote a great piece in the Chronicle today about the execution of his client, Robert Lee Thompson. If you didn't read it, check it out. It's a heartfelt article that kind of gives you an insight to the work that Pat does on a daily basis. It also shows why I admire Patrick so much.
Other than that, all is quiet on the Western Front.
By saying that, I have now invited all Hell to break loose tomorrow.
Until then, I hope that everybody had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.