Reflections from the Bench2017-01-25T11:06:33-07:00

Reflections from the Bench

Personal essays by your fellow judges (active or retired) talking about their experiences in the judiciary. Have an idea for an essay? Email it to

Reflections from the Bench: You Are Not a Lawyer Anymore

By Hon. T. W. Small (Ret.)

Note: The following excerpts are from You Are Not a Lawyer Anymore: A Primer for Those Who Want to Be a Good Judge (2018). They appear here with the permission of the author. The book’s foreword states that Judge Small hopes that by sharing what he learned in his many years on the bench “it

January 23rd, 2019|

Reflections from the Bench: A grunt on the bench

Photo: Senior Judge Larry Sage (right) in Afghanistan, where he served as a Rule of Law Advisor from 2007-2010. Next to the UC Berkeley alum (notice the “Cal” patch) is his “shooter team” leader (identity confidential). Advisors traveled in armored vehicles (rear) with three armed shooters, two of whom were always Gurkhas (retired British Nepalese Army).

By Hon. Larry

August 16th, 2018|