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BATTLE OF THE COURT

Salam,
A court battle is more like a tactical battle rather than a confrontational one. As an illustration or point of reference; it is more like a Championship Manager or Command & Conquer type of games, as compared to arcade style game such as Streetfighter and FIFA football series. It is more evident in a criminal trial where a mixture of skills are required. Compare and contrast it with a civil trial where almost all action are pre-documented and prepared before hand. As a result, a civillian (civil lawyer) may become a very meticulous, systematic and excellent in research; but on the other hand may curtail his progress in the advocacy part (let's face it I'm a criminalist, I'm definitely bias).
Having said that, actually we from the "crime world" can learn a thing or two from the "civillians". For instance, can we just simply prepare our case before we step into the battlefield like what civil lawyers do? Gone are the days where criminal law prac…

RAJA DRAMA

Salam,
Drama kehidupan berlaku di mana-mana. Di kaca tv, di kedai kopi, di hadapan pembesar@penguasa, di dalam mesyuarat dan di mana sahaja. Begitu juga di mahkamah keadilan (bukan mahkamah kanggaru ya) drama wujud tanpa kita sedari. Drama yang ada itulah yang menarik minat ke mahkamah, walau bagaimana menyampah pun kita sebagai seorang peguam dengan hakim, pihak lawan, saksi mahupun kurangnya tempat parking kereta.
Pada saya, drama inilah yang membezakan mahkamah dengan tanah perkuburan, bilik boss kita mahupun dewan peperiksaan. Dengan adanya drama dan calon-calon raja dramanya; mahkamah boleh bertukar menjadi satu lokasi yang menyedihkan, mencuit hati dan mungkin juga menaikkan darah seseorang. Itulah yang saya alami semalam semasa menyelusuri hari-hari sebagai seorang loyar di mana seorang saksi telah naik angin dengan soalan bertubi-tubi saya yang menggunakan jurus bersenjatakan Ru-78 Heavy Machine Gun (sila rujuk Mafia Wars untuk pedoman).
Saksi seorang ahli korporat berjaya tela…