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How do I reqquest a new judge?

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How do I reqquest a new judge?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, it is not really possible to request a new judge.

To ask a judge to recuse him/herself is a very serious step. If the Judge doesn't then you are stuck with a Judge whom you have alleged is biased. To have a Judge removed you have to prove bias and this is rarely possible. It is almost unheard of for someone to succeed, especially someone that is self-representing.

Please don't shoot the messenger but you need an honest and accurate answer.

Your question likely sat all night because experts don't like to provide bad news as customers often rate them negatively as a result.

You can file a complaint against the judge but again that can really harm your case as the judge is seized of the matter.

If you can afford a lawyer it would be best to retain one as the judge may treat the lawyer differently.

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