Saturday, March 24, 2018

When judges get nasty

It’s good to see the Chief Justice taking an interest in judicial bullying of counsel.

I imagine there have been judicial bullies as long as there have been courts. Bullies can usually be quite nice people, but under pressure the character flaw is revealed.

My own method for dealing with bullying judges is rather unsubtle, as this example illustrates.

I am pleased to report the whole thing was settled amicably, the judge saying that we both seemed to be having a bad day at the office.