Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's funny the things that stick with you. Years and years ago there was a comic strip called Moon Mullins.  I couldn't tell you much about it: the titular character was a former boxer, but that doesn't enter into the strip I'm recalling. One of the characters was feeding ducks on a pond, and when asked why replied, "Cast your bread upon the waters and it shall be returned to you a hundred-fold". That sounds like the set-up to a Peanuts strip, but what happened next wasn't: the first guy spotted a panhandler, and mindful of the mis-quotation from Ecclesiastes pulled a ten dollar bill from his wallet and gave it to him. Immediately he was swarmed by mendicants looking for handouts.

So it is with good deeds. This morning at 6:00 AM my phone rang. The caller's brother had been popped for inter alia, possession of child pornography, and my involvement with the Lawrence Brose Legal Defense Fund means that a Google search will turn up my name. I feel bad for the caller, and referred her to some actual criminal defense lawyers, but am left with the question, "How come nobody ever calls me at the crack of dawn asking for advice about pizza?"

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