Category Archives: Ethics and the Legal Profession

In Defence of Lawyers Who Lose

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: In Defence of Lawyers Who Lose Case Commented On: Engel v Edmonton Police Association, 2017 ABQB 495 (CanLII) In September 2008 the Edmonton Police Association published an article on its website about cases brought to the … Continue reading

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Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at … Continue reading

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The Incarcerated Complainant: Submissions to the Minister of Justice

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Incarcerated Complainant: Submissions to the Minister of Justice Matter Commented On: Investigation by Roberta Campbell of the Incarceration of the Complainant in R v Blanchard, 2016 ABQB 706 (CanLII) On June 14, 2017, I sent … Continue reading

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Justice for Some

By: Alice Woolley PDF: Justice for Some Case Commented on: Green v Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20 (CanLII) Introduction (AKA: A General Complaint About Injustice) On March 30, 2017 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Green v. Law … Continue reading

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Judgmental Judges

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Judgmental Judges Case Commented On: Abdulaali v Salih, 2017 ONSC 1609 (CanLII) Introduction Judges exercise considerable power, and discharge a crucial public function. They identify, interpret and even create the rules that govern us. They decide … Continue reading

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