5/31/2009 1:42:36 PM
Lawyers with law firms that use as the first name of the their law firm, the
name of a serving judge, send a very clear message, "They have a connection with
the Judiciary". It is not just improper, its a brazen statement of a corrupt
Its also reflected in the ethics of the lawyers who work in such a firm brazen enough to continue with a judges name as the first name in their law firm.
Even the worst judges in Ottawa, those famous for flagrant abuses of judicial power, had their names removed from their law firms name after appointment as a judge.
Justice Cunningham is well aware of the serious allegations of fraud, fabrication of evidence by a present partner of his law firm and all it would have taken is one phone call to tell his old law firm to take his name off.
Justice Cunningham has failed to take his name off the name of his old law firm and it sends a "I don't give a dam about ethics" to the entire world or at least to those who understand the significance, meaning and messages of such a failure to act.