Steven Pacey

Steven Pacey

Being a judge is sometimes like raising children: litigants get the time they need, not necessarily the time they want, and you have to earn people's respect by communicating to them that you're going to listen, follow the law and make a fair decision.More Steven Pacey quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have told somebody in court that 'I understand yours is the most important case in the world, and I'm trying to treat it as the most important case in the world, but five minutes from now I'm going to be dealing with the next person's most important case in the world.' For every litigant, theirs is the most important case.More Steven Pacey quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the more difficult things about being a judge is as you're listening to the evidence, you have to be formulating how you're going to explain your evaluation of that evidence.More Steven Pacey quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You have to be patient. Litigants are emotionally involved - they're suing or being sued, or they've been in an accident or they're charged (with a crime). They are not very objective about their situation.More Steven Pacey quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By definition, half the people leaving the courtroom are unhappy. Any good judge can make more than half the people unhappy. The job is not to make people like you or make people think you're their friend.More Steven Pacey quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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