Thursday, August 03, 2006

"So, what are you doing after work?"

I was interviewing a client of mine. She allegedly attacked her previous boyfriend with a knife by throwing it at him. She says she was throwing it to him...well after the interview she asks me
"So, what are you doing after work? Do you want to get some dinner?"

I let her down easy, explaining that I was seeing someone. She left me her cell phone number, in case, I change my mind. Yeah, that's going to happen.

14 Comments:

Blogger Nine said...

sweet! I bet you could also tell her that it is not appropriate to date clients...

6:27 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I thought about that, but its not against the rules of either the state bar or the Public Defender's Officer to date clients (I was surprised by this). Perhaps I could just make it my own personal policy and tell my clients that.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Or I could have just told her that I usually don't date women accused of trying to stab their boyfriends.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Nine said...

another valid option?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Nine said...

yeah...that post doesn't make sense...take out the question mark and it may work better.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

It's like the guys who pour gasoline on their girlfriends (3 that I know of), and then they say, "No, it spilled, and then she walked near the stove." Because lets face it, we all store our gas cans in the living room. The fumes make us dizzy and we don't even need to pay for drugs. Or the guy sho stabbed the gunshop owner 47 times in "self defense."

10:08 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

You checked to see if it was OK to date clients after this event? Umm.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I didn't really check, I was joking about the situation with the Public Defender and he said, in all seriousness, that I could date her if I wanted and that the ethics rules don't forbid it.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Flossy said...

How helpful of him. This is the fish guy, right?

6:05 AM  
Blogger Nine said...

what a fun office! i want to date clients! OMG that is the perfect job for me! i always fall for criminals anyway and manky implies that Tony Tours may be a wifebeater but i love him anyway so if i worked for the public defender i could meet my dream client/boyfriend!

7:34 PM  
Blogger Audacity said...

There's a co-worker in my office who ended up marrying a client of the office. Said client was represented by another co-worker, but still..

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Big Daddy, Esq. said...

My first year of practice as a PD, I had a client who told me she wanted to have my baby.

"I'm flattered," says I. "But for right now, why don't you concentrate on kicking the meth habit, getting through probation, and regaining custody of the kids you already have."

:P

9:55 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I tend to stick with, "I'm not allowed to date my clients." If I asked my boss to make it official policy, he would. I have had offers for dinner, offers of money, flowers, and my favorite was one of my clients offered my a Camero. Since I had him on a charge of fencing stolen cars, I found it amusing.

3:14 PM  
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6:26 AM  

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