We had a SCC settlement conference and the deputy judge was arrogant, condescending, rude and wrong. He openly took the side of the defendant asking why we would not help a young lawyer. The young lawyer is a deadbeat who owes CanLaw money and is in breach of contract.

This judge assumed I was a lawyer and presumably had some obligation to tolerate other lawyers stealing from my company.

He made disparaging remarks about my business.

I knew going in this matter would not settle. But this deputy judge was an idiot. No wonder he left private practice.  The problem is that you cannot complain about judges or they will all turn on you once the word gets out.

What about you? Have you had bad experiences with deputy judges who think they are gods?