Courtroom Anecdote:

The Miami Herald quotes this anecdote allegedly involving veteran attorney Sy Gaer:

Attorney: I'm here on a mission of mercy for this poor innocent child, your honor.

Judge: How old is this 'poor child'?

Attorney: He's 23 years old, your honor ... a babe in the woods.

Judge: If I recall, once you reach 18, you're not a child anymore.

Attorney: I have suits that are older, your honor.

Judge: You have speeches that are older. I've heard them all Mr. Gaer. Motion denied.

Thanks to How Appealing for the pointer.