Friday, September 12, 2014

How not to practice law: if you are a judge, show up drunk to preside over your cases

Need I say more?  The story is here.  It sounds like this was not a case of a judge being irresponsible, but of inability to control alcoholism.  In a case like that I think there is more need for help than for sanctions.  On the other hand, you can't trust a judge who can't be trusted to handle this problem.  I think a suspension and requirement to go for treatment would be an acceptable sanction.  What do you think?

UPDATE 11/10/14:  Legal Ethics in Motion has more on the story here.