Monday, November 5, 2007

Featured Book: "Lawyers Gone Bad"

[Note: In addition to the Recent Titles featured in the right-hand column courtesy of LibraryThing, D.U.L.L. News will periodically feature a new title of interest in the blog.]

Philip Slayton, Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession (2007). Available at Law Library Annex KE415 .S53 2007.

From the publisher: “Philip Slayton spent 35 years as a lawyer. In Lawyers Gone Bad, he exposes the motivations and the stories of senior partners in influential Canadian firms who have illegally sustained expensive lifestyles, engaged in drug trafficking, been convicted of immigration fraud, laundered money, and been disbarred for having sex with clients. These are colourful, personal dramas that give insight into lawyers, legal practice, and how the law itself can fail or be twisted.”

Visit the publisher’s site,, to download a brief excerpt of the first chapter, read an interview with author Philip Slayton, and peruse “More Stories” of “lawyers gone bad”.