I am always amazed when I approach the Harris County Courthouse and witness other
criminal attorneys making a line outside to get into the courthouse. I was one of the first
to get a badge when they became available a few years ago. This has been
a benefit to me and my clients. By having the badge I do not have to wait
in line during our oppressive summer heat or a rainy day. I hear the complaints
from my colleques that they will not pay for a badge until the prosecutors
start paying for their badges as well. This does not make sense to me.
They are not proving a point to anyone they need to spend the $50 and
get into the courtroom to start fighting for their clients. Otherwise,
they are wasting everyone's time.
By the way, these badges will allow someone to bypass the lines in all
other buildings like the Family Law Center, Juvenile Center, Civil Courthouse,
and Houston Municipal Court.