Why over 100 lawyers refused to represent me, even as they acknowledged the validity of my case.

by Donald Best, former Sergeant, Detective, Toronto Police

by Donald Best, former Sergeant, Detective, Toronto Police

Why would no lawyer represent me? Read my latest guest column published at the National Self-Represented Litigants Project.

The Client most lawyers fear – and won’t represent at any price


  • I have been denied justice and also identified systemic problems that need to be investigated. Mr. Best can I please contact you by personal email?

  • Jesus. And I thought Mexico was corrupt.

  • I have had a similar experience to yours. My evidence has not been accepted. I have been banned from filing documents and appearing unrepresented. However, I am now represented by BLAKES here in Metro Vancouver. A pivotal document, withheld by my mother’s lawyer, and his law firm FARRIS, since 1981 was released to me in 2014. The lawyer, now deceased, lied during a 1986 Law Society complaint investigation. The document was required for me to seek a Grant of Probate and secure my inheritance from my mother. The judicial comment, during a February 25, 2016 hearing before Justice Paul Walker, included reference to “mistake”. I now can take action against the law firm. What concerns me about your story is the jail time/solitary confinement aspect.

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