The young lawyer was desperate for business, and was happy to be appointed by the court to defend an indigent defendant.

The judge ordered the young attorney, "You are to confer with the defendant in the hallway, and give him the best legal advice you can."

After a time, the lawyer re-entered the courtroom alone.

When the judge asked where the defendant had gone, the attorney replied, "You asked me to give him good advice. I found out that he was guilty . . .

. . so I told him to split."