Like most, I naively entered the legal profession, thinking that all of those, like myself, that had prepared themselves for the practice of law, having committed themselves to uphold the law, having committed by their oath to the office of attorney to stand for ‘justice’ for all, would do so to the best of their abilities. Was I ever in for a surprise.
That was many years ago. Many disappointing experiences ago and before I came to learn from some of the experiences that I will share with you in my book Black Robe Fever. Space will only allow me to share some of those experiences with you but you will see from what I share that in some courts lawyers will find it necessary to risk, at times, their own safety in order to fight for their client’s rights for ‘justice’. This happens when faced with a judge that is possessed with the insidious disease of black robe fever.
Doctors can’t diagnose this disease. Laymen and jurors can’t always see it, but a good lawyer can see it and diagnose the disease as it is happening. The question then becomes one of what will the lawyer do? Will the lawyer let this that is happening in his case by the Judge who has this insidious disease rob his client of ‘justice’, or will the lawyer, at times, be willing to risk his own safety.
This insidious disease is black robe fever and it comes on seemingly normal appearing Judges, when they put on the Judges robes and walk into the courtroom or into the Judges Chambers.
Again, the question isn’t simply whether you can diagnose a case of black robe fever, but whether the lawyer, your lawyer, will then have the passion, the drive, and the courage to fight against that which is happening due to the disease, for the sake of his client and for that which is right….JUSTICE.
This is what I want to share with you in my book, Black Robe Fever,—how to keep black robe fever from robbing you of the ‘justice’ under the law that you deserve and that you are entitled to.