A good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge…

Frank Caprio

Francesco “Frank” Caprio is an American jurist, politician and currently serving as the chief municipal judge in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also the former Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors.

Judge Caprio has become a household name across the United States, thanks to a television and Youtube show called ‘Caught in Providence.’ The show went viral on Youtube thanks to Judge Caprio’s compassionate approach to justice.

The show films real people coming to Judge Caprio’s court to have their cases heard. He is known for his endearing interactions with these people who are obviously on edge from being in court.

Frank Caprio's son

He clearly has a way with people, helping them relax in an otherwise tense situation. In this episode, he hears the case of a woman named Gloria Sanchez.

She was pulled up for running a red light, and she initially agreed to a guilty verdict. At this point, Judge Caprio asks if anyone would like to be her lawyer, and two people in the stands volunteer.

After a comical back and forth with these two people, Judge Caprio assigns a “real” lawyer, who happens to be his son David. David quickly points out that Gloria is not guilty due to an obscure law that should be more obvious.

‘Caught in Providence’ is famous for this kind of compassionate interaction between judges, lawyers, and citizens. This episode has gotten over half a million views.

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