RE: Interview of Judge Thomas Ambro
Hallo, can you please start by telling me your full names? “Hallo, yes of course I am Judge Thomas L. Ambro” the judge responded as the interview kicked off. I am going to ask you a few questions about you and your career hoping to shed some light on the reasons why you pursued the discipline the benefits derived from the practice. So, can you please tell me your current occupational basis? Where do you work, is it with a firm, the military, the government judicial system or for a business organization? The judge responded by stating his first base of operation which was in the private at the law firm at the law firm of Richards, Layton and Finger (Zelden 295). However, the judge said that his office is currently in the United States Court of Appeal.
The next question was on what motivated Judge Ambro to becoming a judge. His response was thoughtful as he recalled the past for about thirty seconds. He broke this silence by saying that his first encounter that of business law was the root to his career. “I like what I do and who I do it with” he responded. For how long have you been a lawyer and in what areas do you mainly focus? Have you at any point in your career switched your areas of practice? He had been a lawyer for 24 years at the law firm of Richards, Layton, and Finger where his focus was on business law and bankruptcy. He proudly responded. However, judge Ambro said he advanced as a judge where he has been for the past 15 years in the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit (Zelden 295).
What do you like most about practicing law? He takes a moment, “I like what I do, and my principle for fair judgment always makes the practice relevant.” Moreover, Judge Ambro said that the cases are very interesting and working with pro-active colleagues who have similar interests makes him enjoy the practice. What do you dislike about the practice of law? “Well, over the years lawyers and judges use the position to concentrate resources for personal gain through corruption and manipulation without adherence to the stated policies” was his response. He argued that the people trusted with a duty to end the prevalent nature of corruption are the ones who promote it. This builds a negative perception on the part of the clients or suspects who consider all judges as part of the corrupt (Zelden 125).
In the many years of your career as a lawyer and a judge, what was the most intriguing case you worked on? What was your worst case? “My favorite case was that of Fair v. Rumsfeld in 2004.” The military forced the students to relay a message they rejected. Judge Ambro after great thought said that he did not have a case he resented since all offered new challenges. Is a lawyer happy being a lawyer? I asked. His response was immediate stating that as much as their practice is within the confines of the law, a lawyer is happy. Before interviewing the judge, my perception was that the law was straightforward and easy, but after the interview, I learnt that the practice has numerous faults within it. Judge Ambro advised that to achieve in law, a person must have perseverance and integrity.
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Zelden, Charles L. The Judicial Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2007. Internet resource.
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