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Two weeks after I began in the state's attorney's office, the empty cubicle to my left became occupied by Pedro Shultz, a former law clerk with the judge I clerked for. Pedro was a former courtroom clerk and decided to go to law school. When the judge asked him to come visit prior to the start of his clerkship, he came in wearing an untucked dress shirt, jeans, brown shoes and a beanie. I gave him the once-over and was unimpressed. The judge welcomed Pedro in. "Hey, my man!" "Hey, judge!" Pedro had a cheeky smile. I couldn’t ignore the sloppy goatee. I was a believer that professional men should be clean-shaven. This guy would never cut it in this chambers. The next day, I followed up with a phone call to Pedro to remind him to come observe court proceedings prior to the start of his clerkship. I called at 9:30 a.m. to see if he’d even be awake. "Hi, this is Rosalyn from the judge’s chambers," I said. "Oh, hey," he said. As I suspected, he was still asleep. What a slacker.


  1. The guy in the picture looks more like a Hans than a Pedro.

  2. Hi Rosalyn!

    I didn’t know you had a legal blog. Hope things are well. This story is great. Glad to know that you have good people surrounding you.