Being Tardy Will Cost You…

It just goes to show you that being late for court can hurt more than your client’s chances.  A Thunder Bay judge has fined a veteran lawyer with what can be arguably described as habitual lateness.

Although disappointed with the $250 fine, he assured the court that it was not without excuse.

In the end, it just goes to show for all veteran and aspiring lawyers out there, being late can impact more than your client’s pocketbook.

About the Author

Ryan Venables
Ryan Venables is a third year law student at the University of Western Ontario. He holds B.A. (2001) from the University of Western Ontario in Political Science and Sociology. Ryan was also enrolled in a M.A.- Journalism at the University of Western Ontario before withdrawing to attend law school. Before pursuing a formal education in law, Ryan served with the York Regional Police as a police officer for five years specializing in organized crime. He also served in the Special Investigations Section with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for two years. His legal interests include employment/labour, criminal, family, and human rights law. When Ryan is done law school he will be articling with Ross & McBride LLP in Hamilton, Ontario.

3 Comments on "Being Tardy Will Cost You…"

  1. Negligent stapling, on the other hand, can result in the judge accusing you of inflicting physical injury on all the court staff.

  2. Come on, everyone knows you can’t be late for court. Knock on wood!

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