The administrative tribunal of the Law Society of Ontario has ruled in favour of an application for licensing as a lawyer by a University of Toronto law school graduate who berated courthouse staff and posted offensive comments online about police, Crown prosecutors and judges, all while articling.
Though pleased with the ruling, the young female applicant — an avowed escort with an explicit website that promotes her services — says her case illustrates the many shortcomings of Canada’s legal education system.
“I’m stoked that I can practise law now,” Nadia Guo writes in an email to Legal Feeds. “I’m going to practise criminal defence until the day I die. As a libertarian, it just makes sense.”