Category Archives: Ethics and the Legal Profession

Ontario’s Law Society: Orwell’s Big Brother or Fuller’s Rex?

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: Ontario’s Law Society: Orwell’s Big Brother or Fuller’s Rex? On September 13, 2017 Ontario’s Law Society with no name sent a now infamous e-mail to its licensees stating: You will need to create and abide by … Continue reading

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The Confidential Informant as a Creation of Law

By: Lisa A. Silver PDF Version: The Confidential Informant as a Creation of Law Case Commented On: Her Majesty The Queen v Named Person A, 2017 ABQB 552 (CanLII) We are all conversant with a creation story, be it biblical or … Continue reading

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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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