Gift to a Judge

A young lawyer, defending a businessman in a lawsuit, feared he was losing the case and asked his senior partner if he should send a box of cigars to the judge to curry favor.

The senior partner was horrified. “The  judge is an honorable man,” he said, “If you do that, I guarantee you’ll lose the case!”

Eventually, the judge ruled in the young lawyer’s favor. “Aren’t you glad you didn’t send those cigars?” the senior partner asked.

“Oh, I did send them,” the younger lawyer replied. “I just enclosed my opponent’s business card with them.”

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