Fresh from a 50-city book tour, Virginia’s newest legal literary figure laments having to share many of the same thoughts and stories with different audiences day after day. “I’ve become Shecky Greene doing the Catskills,” joked Patrick County Circuit Judge Martin Clark as he addressed the Roanoke Bar Association.
Sharing the agenda with a tribute to the late Roanoke attorney Jane Glenn, the judge and author noted that, as a lawyer, he tried 11 cases with Glenn, winning none. “Of course, that changed when I became a judge,” he quipped.
Discussing a possible movie or TV production of his third novel, “The Legal Limit,” Clark noted that there was a chance he might bring a little show business back home to Stuart. He said that CBS Paramount Television, which bought the rights to the novel, promised in writing to give “mature consideration” to filming in Patrick County.
By Peter Vieth