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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

Advice corner What advice would you give a young lawyer who aspires to become a judge? The most important advice I can give a lawyer with judicial ambitions is to conduct himself or on the state judiciary. It is not a As kids, we had love affairs herself in a way so as to good situation. You do not want to with all the new cars that came out. establish an outstand- compromise the quality of individu- I remember when the Corvette was ing reputation, both in als who are attracted to a judicial introduced in 1953. We begged my terms of practicing law career because of cutbacks to our dad to get one for mom, but back and contributing to the resources. Our sister branch leaders then only celebrities drove them. My community. Someone may have an outstand- have to consider how these cuts wife and I have a 1958 turquoise- ing record of courtroom will affect individuals as they make and-white Corvette. We like going victories but may be career decisions. on Sunday drives, but we only take detested for the tactics the Corvette out if the conditions used, for example. But if Q What do you do to relax? are perfect. you are concerned about A I have always loved old cars. your reputation, you will I grew up in Fowler, near Fresno, Q Did you retain your skills as also be concerned about where my dad had a Chevrolet an auto mechanic? your ability, your ethics, garage. My brother and I used to A I could still overhaul an old car and how you treat oppos- work in the garage, helping the today, but I wouldn’t try it on a new ing counsel, litigants, and mechanics overhaul motors. By one. They just have too many bells the judges before whom osmosis, we learned to overhaul and whistles. you appear. motors, too. Uc HASTinGS 17


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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