Slow justice is no justice

A New Brunswick judge has been "mildly chastised" by the Canadian Judicial Council for taking so long to render her decisions: Court of Queen's Bench Justice Paulette Garnett was the subject of a complaint by an unknown person to the judicial council last spring, a year after CBC News reported on several of her overdue … Continue reading Slow justice is no justice

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Hamas’ Jewish lawyer

There's nothing wrong with defending unpopular people in court.  On the contrary, it's downright admirable.  It's what the criminal justice system is all about. But this guy gives off a definite Doug Christie vibe. (Or he would, if Doug Christie stood up for people who'd have him killed because of his religion.) A Hamas-defending, Israel-slamming … Continue reading Hamas’ Jewish lawyer

Book Review: “New Law, New Rules” by George Beaton

[Originally posted, with a few editorial changes, at Canadian Lawyer] New Law, New Rules, by its very nature, shows how much the practice of law has changed. It is dubbed “a conversation about the future of the legal services industry,” and while Australian consultant George Beaton is billed as the author, it’s really a collaboration … Continue reading Book Review: “New Law, New Rules” by George Beaton