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 bartalk@cbabc.org your top five list(s) and we will publish them in an upcoming issue.