One of the skills a lawyer needs is to be able to give the court an accurate ELH ( estimated length of hearing) for a case. Too long and you run the risk of being given a date far, far into the future and then annoying a Judge. Too short and you run the risk of going 'part heard' ( having to come back mid way through a case on a different day) or even not being allowed to start the case and either way you are going to annoy a judge.
If you are a judge then some days, you need to juggle a list with a lot of cases in it, all listed together, and you need to assess which ones you will have time to get done and which might have to be released to a different judge. Or indeed whether the lawyers - who are desperate not to get sent away are being over optimistic when they revise ther estimates downwards.
If you will excuse the lack of modesty, in both roles I am very good at this. So how come I always totally underestimate the time quilt things take? I fully intended to do the next step European quilt last night but - do you have any idea how long it takes to cut out and fuse 126 leaves the size of your thumbnail?
You do? Oh, well bully for you. Bet you don't know how long an application to set aside judgemet takes do you?
Anyway - ten of sixteen blocks now look like this.