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‘Big, inflated ego’ turns clients away

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Saul Chernos

Case No. 1: Kristine Anderson, a litigation lawyer with Basman Smith in Toronto, is waiting patiently to file a motion when the interaction between another lawyer and the judge becomes increasingly tense.

The lawyer, clad in suit and tie rather than the appropriate gown, is insistent, deeming the court responsible for any confusion regarding the nature of his appearance that day. Exercising initial restraint, the judge finally invokes his authority to maintain courtroom decorum and orders the lawyer to leave the room.

Legal Eagle loses here,...