Musings —12.01.2015 05:03 PM—
No hearing has been set in the matter – yet – but I am aware that several complaints have been made to the Law Society of Upper Canada regarding conduct and/or statements of the former Ombudsman and his underlings. The complaints relate to use of public resources, an alleged violation of an oath of office, and several statements that are possibly “unbecoming a barrister and solicitor.”
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, as they say. If the Law Society is going to start policing the private behaviour of private individuals, well, they’re going to have to hire a lot more investigators!
They’re also going to have to prepare for the inevitability of a Law Society without any lawyers in it. When you start investigating lawyers for stuff unrelated to them being lawyers – cf. getting tipsy at a wedding, swearing at a ref at a Leafs game, having a nasty divorce – well, there’s no table limit anymore, is there?
As before, this thing is going to be quite time-consuming and expensive. Anyone who wants to contribute to the cause can do so (with my thanks) using the ‘donate” button to the left.