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It's like Ally McBeal except in real life.

Subsonic Chronic

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Judge frowns on Joy


If you're going to court in Windsor, be sure to wear clothing fit for the Queen.

It's a lesson criminal lawyer Laura Joy learned the hard way in court Monday.

The legal eagle was told to fly her inappropriately dressed self out of Justice Micheline Rawlins courtroom for not dressing conservatively enough.

Rawlins said yesterday she ruled the lawyer out of order because she didn't want to look at Joy's cleavage in court.

"My v-neck is certainly form fitting, but it isn't exposing my breasts," Joy said from her Windsor office.

Joy said she has worn the three-year-old, pin-stripe pant-suit from The Bay "so many times I'm embarrassed to say."

She wore her favourite suit again for U.S. and Canadian media yesterday. Other judges at the Windsor court had no problem with Joy's outfit on Monday.

The dress code instructs counsel to wear conservative clothing, and Rawlins wouldn't hear Joy until she fit the code.

Joy asked Rawlins to see her in chambers but was denied.

To appease the judge, she wore the v-neck backward and returned to court, where her case was put over.

"Is justice being administered fairly?" Joy asked. "We've got a judge who took this position and matters didn't get dealt with because she didn't like the way I was dressed."

Joy will be back in Windsor court today, wearing the same suit and top.


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Now that's what I call a sticky situation.


that 420 guy

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ally has no cleavage


this lawyer is much easier on the eyes than ally mcbeal.

it's hard to concentrate on the matter at hand when you are distracted by a nice rack, especially when they are on display like that. but then again, i have no problems with pretty scenery.

- that rate my rack guy :cool:


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I can just imagine ...

I bet once this news story got out, thousands of suspected criminals around Ontario simultaneously exclaimed, "Now THAT is the kind of lawyer I need to get my hands on!". :)