My colleague Greg Harding an active member of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. He recently alerted me to an upcoming half-day seminar taking place on Friday, September 26, 2014 titled Ethics and Civility in the Practice of Law. As the program describes, this session will address some tough questions:
Do the courts, and law societies have a role in regulating civility and, if so, how do their roles differ? What role is there for professional bar associations? What unique ethical and civility issues arise in the context of administrative proceedings? What special ethical and civility issues apply to and arise for in-house and government lawyers?
Civility is frequently referenced in Slaw posts:
- Thursday Thinkpiece: Kierstead & Abner on Learning Professionalism in Law Firms January 30, 2014
- A Tale of Two Regulators: When Courts and Law Societies Collide October 8, 2013
- Civility Is an Innate Part of Our Biology July 7, 2013
- Chic Critique: Dressing Up Professional Criticism April 11, 2013
- Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client March 2013
- Top Issues for the Canadian Legal Profession in 2013
- Civility as a Tactical Tool in Litigation June 8, 2011
and last, but not least:
Ethics is a Slaw hot topic as well.
Now that you have a summer reading list, perhaps we will see you in Edmonton in September!