Gavin MacKenzie, Amy Salyzyn and I participated in August in the Ethics Debate at the Canadian Bar Association Legal Conference. Amy moderated the debate. Gavin and I were the debaters. The topic was Should lawyers have a monopoly on the provision of legal services? I argued for the proposition. Gavin argued against.
The general topic was broken up into three separate propositions, each of which was separately debated. My role was to support the first two propositions and to argue against the third.
- There is no good reason to allow anyone other than lawyers to provide legal services.