Sunday, November 30, 2008

Deaf woman and Provincial civil court Judge Donald Ingram

"I cannot pay the $150," the 34-year-old mother of four - who survives on a disability income - told the judge, speaking through an American sign language interpreter. (Click on link)

"It is unfair and I feel I have been discriminated against," she said. "I feel, as a deaf person, it is a slap in the face."

Provincial civil court Judge Donald Ingram briefly looked at Wood, who had become quite agitated, and then said: "I get your message. Anything else?"

Judge Ingram's background:
Judge Donald Ingram was born in Edmonton, and earned his bachelor of arts and law degrees from the University of Alberta in 1956. He articled under Garth Fryett and Douglas Matheson, and was admitted to the bar on May 29, 1957 in Calgary.

His career as a civil litigation lawyer began with the firm of Matheson and Company in Edmonton. He rose quickly to become a senior partner with expertise in the practice areas of criminal, corporate and administrative law.

He was appointed to the Edmonton civil claims division of the Alberta provincial court in January 2000.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I'm not sure how to take this blog regarding Judge Ingram. Is this criticism?
If so, I would have to agree..
I've brought two actions in front of Judge Ingram in the last year, and I would have to say considering Provincial court is supppose to be laman's court, I've never been more intimidated and belittled in all my life. He's an absolute bully. He has no place in Provincial court.