What did you say?

June 22, 2009
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Today’s blog has been inspired by my “Laywers: Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes” desk calendar. The entry for June 20/21 was from actual court records in which an attorney thought he heard the district attorney refer to him as a cannibal. This led to the attorney objecting to the reference. The DA actually said that the defense counsel is accountable to the jury, not a cannibal.

Mishearing information happens all the time, in every aspect of life. We could have bad hearing, be distracted, or just simply think someone said something that is actually incorrect. Has it ever happened to you while in court and how did you react?
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