Quote of the Week

Court House-Sept-2013-06“You are lucky I’m not Judge Erber.”

A line and a chuckle from Christchurch District Court Judge Jane Farish, as a lawyer on his feet and speaking in the main police court had his cellphone begin ringing.

The phone was warbling a pleasant tune, and refusing to shut off while the lawyer struggled with it, and apologised.

Judge Farish’s reference was to retired Judge Stephen Erber, who was notoriously resistant to technology such as computers and cellphones and had threatened to have cellphones taken into custody if any more of them went off in his courtroom.

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