Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is using the trial of his fellow embattled senator, Mike Duffy, for some pointers for his own defence.
Like Duffy, Brazeau was suspended over allegations related to disputed travel and living expenses.
Brazeau is at the Ottawa courthouse today, taking copious notes on a pad of lined yellow paper.
As he headed in to court, he told reporters he was there to support his fellow independent colleague.
Duffy is facing 31 counts of breach of trust, fraud and bribery.