Reflections from the Bench
Reflections from the Bench

An open book with an incomprehensible text of question marks, a person tries to read the book.

On his Barrett Law website, Canadian barrister and solicitor Richard Barrett shares the following joke: A physician, an engineer and a lawyer were discussing which of their respective professions was the ...

What we’ve got here … is failure to communicate

On his Barrett Law website, Canadian barrister and solicitor Richard Barrett shares the following joke: A physician, an engineer and a lawyer were discussing which of their respective professions was the ...

A crying witness in a courtroom with the judge in the out-of-focus background.

The Mayo Clinic describes mindfulness as a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Since intense a...

How to use mindfulness to make you a better judge

The Mayo Clinic describes mindfulness as a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Since intense a...

A custard is shoved into the face of an unfortunate man.

A friend once asked me, “What do they teach in law school?” He diplomatically did not ask, “What did you learn in law school?” I told him that what law schools hype as their “product” is legal...

Because it’s too late for them to rescind my law degree ...

A friend once asked me, “What do they teach in law school?” He diplomatically did not ask, “What did you learn in law school?” I told him that what law schools hype as their “product” is legal...

An open book with an incomprehensible text of question marks, a person tries to read the book.
What we’ve got here … is failure to communicate

A crying witness in a courtroom with the judge in the out-of-focus background.
How to use mindfulness to make you a better judge

A custard is shoved into the face of an unfortunate man.
Because it’s too late for them to rescind my law degree ...

Social justice together as a crowd of diverse people with a law symbol representing community legislation and equal rights or legal lawyer icon with 3D illustration elements.
If the local judge can be objective, so can the local jurors

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