The Ethics of Judge Nadeau: A True Story

· Nancy Madore
9 reviews

About this ebook


     Referencing actual exhibits, orders and depositions in real court cases, The Ethics of Judge Nadeau provides a bird's eye view into the rationale behind behavior so incredible it will take your breath away. This candid and humorous account of Robert Nadeau's antics (in and out of the courtroom) is as entertaining as it is shocking.

     The book was inspired by the belief that there are some things a lawyer should never do (especially if he is a judge) because they are either unethical, illegal, or just plain wrong.  Here are ten of the most obvious: 

A lawyer should not sleep with his client.A lawyer should not disclose information his clients tell him in confidence.A lawyer should not use what his clients tell him in confidence against them.A lawyer should not secretly advise the opponents in his former client's cases.A lawyer should not stalk, slander or terrorize former clients.In the course of stalking, slandering and terrorizing his former clients, a lawyer should not engage in the illegal dissemination of unauthorized recordings.A lawyer should not offer money to a person who is testifying against him.A lawyer should not make two--or even three--opposing statements under oath.    A lawyer should not use client funds to pay his law firm's operating expenses.A lawyer should not enter his personal psych file as an exhibit without reading it first.

     Not only has Robert Nadeau done all of these things, but he actually tries to defend them in his various emails, pleadings and depositions. Worst of all, the judicial system has supported him every step of the way!

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9 reviews
Barbara Sears
March 18, 2016
This book is just plain fun to read. I don't even know how to describe it. It claims to be a true story but it's pretty incredible. True or not, it's pure entertainment from start to finish. There are a few things that would have really bothered me if not for Madore's writing style, which kept me turning the pages even when I wanted to scream. The first thing was that there is just too much to absorb. We get it. The judge breaks ever rule in the rule book and even some that haven't been thought of yet. Point taken. The world is corrupt. We know. But like I said, Madore's humor forces you to suffer through it with her. The second bothersome thing was the ending. Even though Madore had me laughing right up to the end, I was left feeling empty inside. Now I have to stalk this woman to find out what happens. praying for a sequel.
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Erin Miller
December 30, 2015
I live in Maine so I know of this judge. I remember hearing something about some trouble he was in a few years ago but I had no idea that all this was going on. Why isn't anyone doing anything about it? This is an outrage. I admire the courage of this woman for writing about it. She has a wonderful attitude and a good sense of humor. I like the way she put the court documents right on her website for the whole world to see. It sounds like she has quite a battle ahead of her. I wish her the best. I will certainly not be voting for this buffoon in the coming election!
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Michael Hulbert
February 24, 2016
This would be just outright funny if it weren't fact. Madore is a talented writer who delivers a riveting story that you won't believe. But it is backed up with actual documents for our review. Can you say "investigative reporting"? I can. Democracy run amuck, what we do to ourselves. This is why we should do our homework before we vote. Thank you Ms Madore!
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About the author

     Nancy Madore achieved enormous critical acclaim with her 'Enchanted' series with Harlequin, which includes Enchanted, Enchanted Again and Enchanted Dreams.

     In her exciting new 'Legacy of the Watchers' series, Madore incorporates her love of ancient history and mythology into a modern day mystery that connects the dots from the past to the present--and reveals an explosive future. There are three installments in this speculative fiction series so far: The Hidden Ones, Power of Gods and Masquerade. Madore is currently working on The Fourth Trumpet

     The Ethics of Judge Nadeau represents a diversion for Madore that was brought about by true life events. In her first work of non-fiction, Madore unravels a drama that is far stranger than fiction. This true life account of sex, betrayal and corruption within our legal system is sure to shock, provoke and amuse.
     You can read more about Nancy Madore and her books by visiting her website at

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