Musings —08.09.2016 08:57 AM—
Breaking! The Kinsella side was victorious! Read all about it in the National Post!
Andre Marin tried to get me disbarred/disciplined; I responded.
Marin lost. No appeal, no review, even. See the brief but welcome letter below. (The complainant line has been deleted because I want to keep the focus on the guy who was the real complainant – and we all know from the media that the one who was after me was the thin-skinned former Ontario “Ombudsman,”Andre Marin.)
What’s it mean? It means, I think, that:
- lawyers who offer personal views online are doing just that – offering personal views
- doing so isn’t giving legal advice, or somehow acting in a legal capacity – it’s simply being a citizen, with all of a citizen’s associated constitutional rights
- the Law Society of Upper Canada has (properly) signalled that it won’t allow itself to be conscripted into policing petty, political or personal complaints
Thank you, very very much, to the many people who offered support. I am very grateful.
Now, I can get back to saying what I think. And Andre Marin can get back to not being Ombudsman anymore, and tilting at windmills.