December 2016 | Top Fives

  • December 01, 2016

Tom's Top Five List of Canadian "Legalese" that the public gets wrong: 

  1. Judges use a gavel in court; 
  2. Some judges and lawyers wear wigs in court; 
  3. A Canadian J.D. degree is higher than a Canadian LL.B. degree; 
  4. "The judge was seized of that matter" means that the jurist had a medical seizure in court; and 
  5. The Canadian Bar Association has jurisdiction over taverns and pubs. 

Don't let Tom do all the heavy lifting, send your top five list(s) and we will publish them in an upcoming issue.