...AND JUSTICE FOR NONE: Chapter 7 - A Phone Call

IN CHAMBERS, 14 Little Graymatter Square. Arthur Conscience has come to a decision.

He picks up the phone and dials.

"Judge Dodgy." A voice on the other end replies.

"Ah, Judge Dodgy." Says Arthur. "I've had a little thought about your proposal, and come to a decision."

"And?" Asks Judge Dodgy impatiently.

"I've decided I will represent you." Says Arthur cooly.

"Excellent!" Replies Judge Dodgy. "When do you want to see me?"

They arrange a conference in chambers the following week.

"We'll go through the evidence against me and tear it to shreds!" Proclaims Judge Dodgy.

"Quite." Says Arthur.

"With you representing me, the jury won't believe a word the prosecution say!" Proclaims Judge Dodgy.

"Quite." Says Arthur.

"And after we've won, I want to take defamation proceedings against everyone who's sullied my good name!" Proclaims Judge Dodgy.

"Quite." Says Arthur.

"One last thing - what made you decide to represent me?" Asks Judge Dodgy.

"Well," replies Arthur with a smile, "everyone has a right to the best legal representation." Arthur thinks he can hear a cough at the other end of the phone.

"Quite." Says Judge Dodgy.