Clem Taplin was a 23rd century Human man. He was an admiral who served in the Starfleet Legal Services agency.


In 2270, Taplin received a request from Chief Engineer Wilson Vanderberg at the Pergium Production Station on Janus VI to provide legal aid for a murder investigation. Taplin assigned the Federation starship USS Enterprise to pick up Lieutenant Laura Delaney on Hyrallis IV to act as the defense attorney in the case, and for James T. Kirk to assume to role of "frontier judge" per Starfleet Regulations.

Taplin apologized to Kirk for the legal mess, and offered to buy him lunch the next time they met. (FASA RPG module: Witness for the Defense)



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