Sunday, November 28, 2010

B.C. Chief Justice

Chief justice Lance Finch gave a speech to the Canadian Bar Association on November 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. There is a link to the speech in a article by Charlie Smith, November 27, 2010

I find it absolutely incredible how out of touch this judge is with the public's disgust with the legal and judicial profession in Canada. If the judge gave this same speech to the public and allowed questions after it would be clear why other jurisdictions have created regulatory bodies independent of the legal profession.

There is no accountability for lawyers or judges in Canada. This judge thinks the public dissatisfaction with the legal profession has something to do with there being not enough lawyers.

His profession is next. Change the political process of appointing judges. This talk of electing judges will not work. Have a look at the voter turn out, Canadians no longer vote for corrupt political parties, there is no one to vote for. They are all the same. What self-respecting person would run for political office in Canada?

The best legal minds are working where the money is, organised crime. These legal minds should be the judges, instead of the lawyers who could not make a decent living working for the law firms owned by the best legal minds in Canada.

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