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Challenge Your Inner Lawyer and Solve This Tricky Puzzle!

An aspiring lawyer or just looking for a challenge? Test your attention to detail in the courtroom with this puzzle. How quickly can you spot the missing gavel?
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C.L. Mike Schmidt Published by C.L. Mike Schmidt

Being a lawyer is no easy task. It takes years of schooling, many exams and hundreds of hours studying the law in extreme detail.

And once you’ve passed the bar, the work doesn’t stop there.

Keeping on top of the different types of cases that are handled can be time consuming, whether that’s personal injury claims, toxic torts or even pharmaceutical litigation.

On top of that, being able to organize complicated legal files, construct persuasive arguments and have an up to date knowledge of the law are all skills a lawyer needs to have.

Lawyers also have to ensure that they are keeping up with the ever changing bills, regulations and new precedents that are being set every single day, so they can provide the best service for their clients.


But aside from all of these skills, the most important skill is having a strong attention to detail if they want to be successful in the courtroom.

To win their cases and be the best in their field, a lawyer needs to be able to pinpoint specific information amongst a variety of facts, figures and data. They must be able to spot case changing elements hiding behind the obvious, and present them confidently.

This is no easy task either, as this kind of critical thinking can take years of training to develop to the standard needed in the industry.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t challenge ourselves to reach a lawyer-level attention to detail!

There are many different elements that make up a US judicial courtroom. From the bailiff’s station to the judge’s bench, these well known features of the room are unmissable.

Of course, some of the lesser known parts might slip under the radar, such as the partition from the public to the lawyers or the sign displaying the judge’s name.

Even though these elements aren’t as big or obvious to the average person, they’re still highly important when it comes to having a complete courtroom.

But how well do you know the courtroom, and is your attention to detail good enough to be able to solve our tricky puzzle?

Don’t worry, it’s not a court case!

We’re challenging you to find one of the most iconic parts of the courtroom - the judge’s gavel!

The ceremonial hammer is made of wood and is used by the judge to call the courtroom’s attention. And in our puzzle, it’s gone missing from one of the judge’s benches.

How quickly can you spot it?

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We tested our very own team to see if they could spot the missing gavel. It took an average time of 38 seconds for the team of lawyers to find the judge who’s lost their gavel.

If you’re struggling to find it, take a look at the solved image below!


Now you know exactly which judge is not ready for the courtroom, did you manage to spot it?

Let everyone know how quickly you managed to solve this puzzle, and challenge your friends to see if they can beat your time!