Sci-Fi lawyers/Rechtsanwälte in Science-Fiction

Alasdair Wilkins on Science Fiction’s Greatest Legal Minds – Revealed!

Judiciary Pag, Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams

His High Judgmental Supremacy, Judiciary Pag, the Learned, Impartial, and Very Relaxed, might technically be more of a judge than a lawyer, but I’ll still include him for a couple of reasons. One, he probably started out as a lawyer, and two, he’s easily my favorite minor character in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy saga. Judiciary Pag was most famous for sentencing the people of Krikkit some ten billion years ago to imprisonment in a Slo-Time seal after they tried to kill everybody in the entire universe (which, he points out, he feels like doing the same thing some mornings).

He was hated by pretty much all of his colleagues for his unprofessional manner and supremely laid-back approach to the law. (For instance, he marked what he rightly recognized as the most important moment in legal history by sticking some gum under his chair.) He got away with all this because he was, in fact, the greatest legal mind the cosmos would ever know. Pag or, as he preferred to be known for reasons that made sense only to him, Zipo Bibrok 5 × 108, handed down his ruling on the Krikit matter to great acclaim and thunderous, which he would have been around to receive if he hadn’t already slipped away with one of the more attractive members of the jury to whom he had slipped a note about a half hour beforehand.

And several more.

(Via The Seamless Web)

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