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CITY AFTER HER:
My learned pal Victoria
You'd like her.
Victoria's specialty is animal law.
From her Vancouver base, Victoria acts on behalf of all creatures furry, scaley, and feathery.
She has fought to get an elephant out of jail and a dog off death row. Whether they're warm-blooded, cold-blooded, four-legged, two-legged or no-legged, all creatures big and small have the good-hearted Victoria in their corner.
And this year, at least around these parts, she won more than a court case. She won Christmas.
Before I tell you how, we gotta go back almost four years. I'd landed a job at The Lawyer's Daily and my wife Helena celebrated by announcing "Congratulations on the new job Peter!" on a sign in our front window.
More than announcing my cool new position, the sign was also a non-nuanced telegraph to the neighbours. Helena's mate got a real job! We also still have a land line. I think H is partial to it because gets me off the couch,
But that's beside the point.
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Her honour Judge Iris presiding
For as long as I can remember, Iris watched the world through that window. Then, after the sign arrived, Iris worked it, for more than two years!! (See here.)
At one point, Iris referenced Victoria the animal-loving lawyer.
|IRIS THE MUSE: Victoria's clients could teach us|
all a thing or two.