- HUGH WELBOURN
- August 24, 2013 - 12:11
I enjoyed that! Such " uncommon " sense.
- Just sayin
- August 23, 2013 - 13:10
If Lawyers got paid for what they did or achieved instead of for their time, called billable hours, they would, for the most part , be in the poor house. Imagine paying a carpenter a hundred dollars an hour or more, but the carpenter making no progress, but being sure to log in his hours. Now that's a racket only lawyers get away with. And they're concerned about access to justice? LOL.
- Guy Bellavance
- August 23, 2013 - 10:28
Now that's a great piece of columnist's opinion. Great reading!
- Cashin Delaney
- August 23, 2013 - 09:27
Law as a friend of money is very fond of salutary neglect. Our politicians prime mandate seems to be to create opportunity to pay lawyers. We love to believe our politicians are stupid when they cost us money in an expropriation or silly court challenges, etc. They are not dumb, some say our legal system is the best, overt, unassailable money laundering and make work project Newfoumdland has ever seen. Imagine a wharf, or breakwater built from the legal fees incurred by the province since 1959. You could see it from the CN tower.
- Colon Burke
- August 23, 2013 - 07:34
I usually comment in these places only on what I disagree with, but bravo! Brian, Bravo!
- Stephen Redgrave
- August 23, 2013 - 07:09
The 'guilty plea" is every justice systems best friend--usually rewarded with a lighter sentence and a silent , albeit brief, sigh of relief by the court.. Legal aid is the 'fast food' of the legal profession--but I'm sure that any one of the guys or girls flipping legal burgers is more than capable of cooking up a four course meal (resisting the urge to put 'special sauce' on everything). Anyone who leaves knowledge of the law strickly in the hands of the legal profession, is destined to to eat 'special sauce' whether they deserve it or not. On the other hand, people who know the law, rarely need a lawyer.