|About the Book|
A TRUE STORY OF SEX AND BETRAYAL, AND THE ETHICS THAT MAKE IT OKAY-THE ETHICS OF JUDGE NADEAU is the the story of a judge who is (at the time of publishing this book) currently presiding over York County Probate Court in Maine. Referencing realMoreA TRUE STORY OF SEX AND BETRAYAL, AND THE ETHICS THAT MAKE IT OKAY-THE ETHICS OF JUDGE NADEAU is the the story of a judge who is (at the time of publishing this book) currently presiding over York County Probate Court in Maine. Referencing real exhibits and depositions in an actual court case, THE ETHICS OF JUDGE NADEAU provides a birds eye view into the reasoning behind behavior so incredible it will take your breath away. This candid and (often) humorous account of Judge Nadeaus antics (in and out of the courtroom) is as entertaining as it is disturbing. For us, the authors, it represents the last decade of our lives. The premise of the book is that there are some things a lawyer shouldnt do-especially if hes a judge-because they are either unethical, illegal, or just plain stupid. Here are the top ten: 1.A lawyer should not sleep with a client. 2.A lawyer should not disclose what his client tells him in confidentiality to everyone who will listen. 3.A lawyer should not secretly advise the opponents in a former clients case. 4.A lawyer should not stalk, slander and terrorize former clients. 5.A lawyer should not enter his personal psych file as an exhibit without reading it first. 6.A lawyer should not sue everyone he hates...just because he can. 7.A lawyer should not make two-or even three-opposing statements under oath. 8.A lawyer should not use depositions to get personal information from witnesses to use against them later. 9.A lawyer should not use client funds to pay his firms operating expenses. 10.And finally, if a lawyer does do all of the things listed above, he should probably not put it all in writing. Not only has Judge Robert Nadeau done all of these things, but he actually tries to defend them in his many emails, pleadings and depositions (most of which are either included in the book or published online). Worst of all, the judicial system has supported him every step of the way. Whether or not you actually find yourself in a courtroom, THE ETHICS OF JUDGE NADEAU will impact the way you view our judicial system.