Sex on the Internet and Fitness for Judicial Office: Correspondent's Report from Canada
Legal Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 2, p. 215, 2010
5 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2011
Date Written: November 14, 2010
This report reviews allegations of judicial impropriety against Judge Lori Douglas of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench that were revealed in the Fall of 2010. It is alleged that Douglas's husband, a lawyer, posted nude photos of her on an internet web site. It is also alleged that the husband used those photos in an attempt to seduce a male client into having a sexual relationship with Judge Douglas who was then a lawyer at the same firm as her husband. This report reviews the allegations and the issues raised by them. Those issues involve the role of the law firm, the Law Society, the court and the judicial council.
Keywords: Judicial Independence, Judicial Conduct, Legal Profession, Law Society, Self-Regulation, Canada, Judges, Lawyer-Client Relationship, Law Firms
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