|"Between the Rounds" by Thomas Eakins.|
Instead of saying, no, like last time, I said, "Why?" (Even though I told myself I was never returning back to the court battles.)
But what Santiago didn't know was that two months ago, I had the same kind of case up in Seattle, Washington and had learned how to do this kind of work.
I filed it in court. They set the matter for calendar in two weeks. I think it took us by surprise how fast everything was happening.
I saw a sign posted on the benches. It read, "Turn off all cell phones." I told Santiago, "How come in the movies, they never show these signs?"
Then I told him, "Also, in the movies, the lawyers mainly win by what they say in open court. But in real life, generally, you win by what you wrote. So, it's really important that the judge's read my brief."
But this time they were happy and relieved to see the court grant relief to my client. I wondered if it mattered for them to see that the justice system worked for them this time.
Two cases won. Two cases closed this week. Two more pending.
What my client didn't know, was that this was the first case I filed under my nonprofit corporation - Plousiouv En Pistei - which is Greek for Wealthy in Faith. It's not only a second chance for my client, but it's also been the baptism by fire my organization's been waiting for.