Controversial former judge Robin Camp to ask to be reinstated as Alberta lawyer at Calgary hearing
Camp's conduct in a 2014 sex assault trial led to recommendation he be removed from bench
The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 14, 2017 6:53 AM MT Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017 6:53 AM MT
A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is to make his case today for why he should be allowed to practise law again.
The Law Society of Alberta is to hold a day-long reinstatement hearing for Robin Camp in Calgary.
Camp stepped down from Federal Court in March following a Canadian Judicial Council recommendation that he be removed from the bench.
Court transcripts from the 2014 sexual assault trial show that Camp — a provincial court judge in Calgary at the time — called the complainant "the accused" numerous times.
They show he asked the young woman why she didn't resist by keeping her knees together.
Camp found the accused, Alexander Wagar, not guilty, but the Appeal Court ordered a new trial that resulted in him being acquitted for a second time.
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