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A case of misjudgment

Not to be outdone by the humorous recollections of colleague Clifford Weckstein, Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar worked in a good story in a recent interview for the Roanoke Bar Review.

As related by Michael P. Gardner, Apgar began serving as a substitute general district judge in 1990:

He recalled being challenged by the work, and by the logistics of traveling to various courts as a first-time substitute. On one occasion, when substituting in a rural court, Judge Apgar underestimated his travel time. When he arrived, he asked the clerk if he was in the right place for General District Court. The clerk replied that he was, and that they would get started “as soon as the damn substitute judge arrived.”

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