Every profession has its favorite stories, and the legal profession is no exception.
A beginner attorney was defending a man accused of biting another man’s ear off during a barroom brawl. A witness to the fight was on the stand, and the young attorney was cross-examining him: “Did you actually see the defendant bite off this man’s ear?”
“No, sir,” the witness replied.
That was the answer the young attorney wanted to hear, but he made a common mistake among novice lawyers. Instead of ending his cross-examination when he was ahead and on the winning track, he continued with another question.
“What exactly did you see?” he asked.
The witness replied: “I saw him spit it out!”
From Freddy Fritz’ Sermon: Do Religious People Have an Advantage?