Category Archives: Ethics and the Legal Profession

A National Code of Conduct?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: A National Code of Conduct? Document Commented On: The Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct I like the Federation of Law Societies’ Model Code of Conduct. It’s not perfect.   But … Continue reading

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What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: What Ought Crown Counsel to do in Prosecuting Sexual Assault Charges? Some Post-Ghomeshi Reflections Case Commented On: R v Ghomeshi, 2016 ONCJ 155 The Ghomeshi trial made me think about the ethical duties of prosecutors … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Canadian Legal Ethics Stories – 2015

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Top Ten Canadian Legal Ethics Stories – 2015 Year’s end invites assessment of what has passed. For me, that includes reflection on the most significant developments in legal ethics over the year (Reflections from … Continue reading

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Liability and Lawyers

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Liability and Lawyers Case Commented On: Mraz v Herman, 2015 ABQB 573 The recent decision of Justice W.P. Sullivan in Mraz v Herman succinctly disposes of claims made against two Alberta lawyers. The first claim, … Continue reading

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The Volkswagen Scandal: When We Ask, “Where Were the Lawyers?” Do We Ask the Wrong Question?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Volkswagen Scandal: When We Ask, “Where Were the Lawyers?” Do We Ask the Wrong Question? Every institutional ethics scandal – Watergate, the 2008 Financial Crisis, Enron, the Savings and Loan Scandal, the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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