THE ADVOCATE 451
VOL. 77 PART 3 MAY 2019
So many words are apt descriptors for Judge Guild, who as counsel was
on many occasions a man of many words. Neither loquacious nor prolix is
fair in my experience, as I found him to be so very gifted at nuance. Madam
Justice Watchuk, commenting for this article, compared him in his fulsome
submissions, delivered with great aplomb, to a cyclist completing a summit
finish in the Tour de France.
Judge Smith has very fond memories of his decade-long working relationship
with Judge Guild and their continuing friendship. They worked
collaboratively to develop the DTCV program, which required contact with
many local agencies as well as other DTCs across Canada and internationally.
They also presented frequently at national and international conferences
about DTCV, the evolution of best practices and the clinical study the
Judge Guild and Judge Smith share a number of admirable qualities:
compassion, empathy, respect, consideration, patience and generosity,
which enhanced their working relationship to the benefit of all associated
with the program. These qualities will serve Judge Guild well in his time on
the bench and will serve the interests of all who appear in his court. While
many descriptors are apt, I suggest the most fitting is “mensch”!