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    A lawyer I had acting for me in my Divorce case is now being asked to appear in court as a witness. The other Lawyer is saying that questions asked will not beak the rules reguarding client lawyer privilage.

    I am repersenting my self

    Can I stop this fronm happening court is next week.

    Thanks

    If any one can I would like to hear about another post I have recently posted

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    dvr,

    this appears to be a physiological tactic to get you unfocused from the issues.

    Perhaps they are trying to establish your character. Certain information remains solicitor client privilege. Something to note, under the Courts of Justice Act, you could record the proceedings. see this guide.

    "Every person who appears before a court in the Province of Ontario has the right to record his/herown court hearing. The Law is quite clear. Under section 136 of the Ontario Courts of Justice Act, citizens have the right to record their own court hearing. Even child welfare protection courts
    which are generally closed to the public are open for recording by a party or their solicitor."

    http://www.canadacourtwatch.com/lega...urtHearing.pdf

    the respective act section 136(2) of the Courts of Justice Act

    http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/DBLaws/S...43_e.htm#BK175


    Exceptions

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1),

    (a) prohibits a person from unobtrusively making handwritten notes or sketches at a court hearing; or

    (b) prohibits a lawyer, a party acting in person or a journalist from unobtrusively making an audio recording at a court hearing, in the manner that has been approved by the judge, for the sole purpose of supplementing or replacing handwritten notes. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 136 (2); 1996, c. 25, s. 1 (22).

    lv

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