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Hope Springs Eternal, But Not the Jailed Boyfriend

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My years in academic law libraries could not ever have been described as boring (especially the 8+ years working here during these years), but we seldom had the stream of wonderful people we see in public law libraries, bless their hearts. (Though my 3+ years at the jail comes close. I’ve had some great jobs in my life)

The latest: the patron wanted a fast and speedy trial for her boyfriend, who couldn’t be here to make the request himself because he is currently being unfairly and unjustly detained at the Oregon State Prison.

We also have what I call our French Farce Days, when, in addition to outraged public patrons, lawyers and clients are in and out but keep missing each other for appointments, the equivalent to phone tag but more fun to watch. One goes to the restroom, the other to the Courthouse (across the street), the other waits in the conference room only to miss the attorney, again, when off on another visit to the restroom to change diapers (there is always a baby), then to the Courthouse, then back again to the library. Repeat as needed.

I must have been born laughing.

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