Originally Posted by RedsBaron
Lawyers will privately confide to each other when they believe that another lawyer made a mistake in judgment but they are much more reluctant to criticize their colleague in public, at least colleagues in the same legal community. Good luck getting one trial judge to criticize another openly-they tend to publicly pretend that all of their colleagues are John Marshall.
Firstly, it would be unethical for another lawyer to criticize another in public (at least in Canada).
And appeal judges overturn verdicts all the time, which directly means they are telling the trial judge he was wrong.