In the UK, as in other places I guess, we have a system whereby judges travel around the country to hear court cases. They are well-paid and well looked after in their work.
This particular judge had to travel from London to a county court some many miles away. He was chauffeured to court along with his trusty clerk.
Arriving at the county court he settled into his chambers and suddenly realised he had completely forgotten to bring with him the main 'brief' of the case he was about to try.
He called his clerk and said: "I've forgotten the brief! What the devil can I do?"
"Fax it up Sir." said his clerk.
"Yes, it does rather ..." muttered the judge.