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.
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:
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!
"Every story is the truth and every truthful moment is a hilarious journey! It's as if you're listening to your best friend at a coffee shop and watching a stand—up take command of the stage. You won't be disappointed as you travel this refreshingly funny road of 'horrible dates!'"—Debra Wilson, actress/comedian, MADtv
"Eddie's book is an emotional catharsis for anyone who has ever come home from one horrible date and wondered, What the hell was that? This book is laugh–out–loud hilarious and extremely well written."—Chad Allen, writer, producer, actor, activist
What I have to tell you in this book will seem almost unreal. But you are going to have to keep reminding yourself that these are actual real dates.For everyone who can empathize and knows what it's like to be on at lease one crappy date, this book is for you. For everyone who wants that dinner back or sat through a boring, horrible movie only to determine that the person you were with was a complete and utter tsunami, this book is for you.
For everyone else, buckle your seat belt and turn off your phone, because a massive car wreck is about to begin.