In his oral history for the Historical Society, Judge Stanley Harris vividly (and humbly) recalls some of his early experiences as a judge: how he handled his first criminal arraignment; how he plunged into areas of the law as to which he had no previous exposure (such as landlord-tenant disputes); how he agonized during family court proceedings; how he presided over a criminal case with 850 defendants! – and how he played catch as a youth with baseball legend Walter Johnson. Award-winning journalist Carl Stern has prepared this summary of Judge Harris’s oral history.