“I’m not a cat!” Lawyer tells judge in Zoom court

PECOS, TX – COVID-19 has brought many technical difficulties in the workplace, in school and now in court after a lawyer in Texas showed up for Zoom court as a cat.  Judge Roy Ferguson of Texas couldn’t get the trial started before attorney Rod Ponton removed his cat filter.  Ponton struggled to turn off the filter.

“I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” Ponton told Judge Ferguson.

“I can see that,” the judge said. The embarrassing episode occurred on Tuesday.

Judge Ferguson later issued a public service message.

IMPORTANT ZOOM TIP: If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off. This kitten just made a formal announcement on a case in the 394th (sound on),” he said.