“I am not a cat”: Zoom Courtroom’s finest mishap to this point
Thanks to the pandemic, lawyers now have to be careful – very careful – about sharing their computers with their children. Case in point is the recent Zoom Court mishap brought us by Judge Roy Ferguson of the 394th Judicial District of Texas.
As you can see in the clip below, a cute little kitten appeared during a hearing. You have to properly meow your filters before you have to tell a judge you are not a cat, like that poor lawyer did when he said, “I’m here, live. I am not a cat. “Give it a try this afternoon for sheer glee.
Of course, Cat Lawyer Ponton blamed his secretary:
“Oh, that was just a mistake my secretary made,” he said. “I used her computer and for some reason she had that filter on. I took it off and replaced it with my face. It was a case where a man tried to leave the United States with contraband and smuggled money. All it was was a mistake. It was picked up and we had the hearing as usual. “
But as Judge Ferguson noted, everything turned out to be perfect in the end:
These fun moments are a by-product of the legal profession’s dedication to making sure the judicial system continues to function through these troubled times. Everyone involved handled it with dignity, and the filtered lawyer showed incredible grace. True professionalism all around!
– Judge Roy Ferguson (@JudgeFergusonTX) February 9, 2021
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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