CONVERSATION BETWEEN LAWYERS AND A JUDGE
Lawyer 1: We have a matter lined up for the dowry case.
Judge: Yes go ahead. Present your case.
Lawyer 1: My client has been accused of demanding dowry. But he has been wrongly accused. He is innocent.
Judge: Well that I will decide that. To arrive at an impartial judgment, I need to hear facts of the case from both the parties.
Lawyer 1: Sure. But before we proceed I would like to request you to move the date for the hearing to next week as I have another case at the Supreme Court.
Judge: For that you need to submit a written request to me and to the opponent’s lawyer.
Lawyer 1: Sure my lord. I have already dispatched one copy to the concerned entity.
Judge: After receiving the approval from the plaintiff’s lawyer I will be decide upon the next date of hearing.
Lawyer 1: Thank you my lord for your consideration.
Judge: Does the plaintiff’s lawyer have something to say on the behalf of her client?
Lawyer 2: Yes my lord. My client was harassed for the dowry by her in-laws since the very next day of her marriage. She was also physically assaulted by her husband and his family.
Lawyer 1: I object my lord. They just had a verbal fight on a trivial domestic issue.
Lawyer 2: They just had a petty argument and she got seriously injured. Isn’t that shockingly astonishing?
Lawyer 1: No! That’s absolutely not true.
Lawyer 2: Oh please! Your client is an unruly man and he belongs in prison.
Judge: Order! Order! Both the lawyers settle down and maintain the decorum of court. I would hear arguments from both the sides in next hearing. By that time court is adjourned.
Plaintiff – person who levels charges against another person
Trivial – not important
Astonishing – very surprising
Unruly – uncontrollable, wild
Adjourned – to stop an official proceeding