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Alphonse Lacavera
In Memory of
Alphonse Thomas
Lacavera
1941 - 2020
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A privilege to appear before His Honour

I had the pleasure of appearing in front of Justice Lacavera during his time sitting in downtown Toronto. He was beloved by our office, because anyone appearing in his courtroom knew they would be treated with patience and respect - and usually, you would get a laugh out of the day's events as well. One day, I ran a trial on a minor charge against a young man who represented himself. He gave evidence on his own behalf and I suggested to His Honour the story was not entirely believable. Nonetheless, Justice Lacavera found himself with a doubt and acquitted. Upon hearing the result, the young man ran gleefully out of the courtroom yelling "I beat that lady and I'm not even a lawyer!!" His Honour looked at me with a mischievous smile, raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders, and said wryly: "Well come on Madam Crown, what could I do? You have to admit he gave it a good try - I had to give it to him!!" He then hopped off the bench laughing to himself - by which point I was laughing too. I also remember with a smile the many incidents in which we would be selecting a new court date and he would say "Hmmm - let me just consult my Blackberry," while pulling an old-school day-timer from his pocket and waving it around - all the while smiling at his own joke. He was a true gentleman and I was very sad to hear of your loss.
Posted by Lindsay Kromm
Saturday September 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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