Legal Ethics: Volume 13, Part 2, 2010


Volume 13. Part 2 of Legal Ethics is now published and includes some articles by Canadians:

“The Legitimate Concerns of Legal Ethics” and “Truth or Truthiness? A Modern Legal Ethics’ Understanding of the Lawyer and Her Community”:   Alice Woolley SSRN page click here

“Canada: Sex on the Internet and Fitness for Judicial Office”: Adam Dodek  SSRN page click here 

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Canadian Judicial Council: update on Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas

Ottawa, 5 January 2011 – The Canadian Judicial Council gave an update today about two complaints made against Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba.

In accordance with the Complaints Procedures of the Council, a complaint made by Mr Alex Chapman was considered by the Vice-chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee of Council, the Honourable Neil Wittmann, Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. The complaint alleges sexual harassment and discrimination on the part of the judge.  These are allegations only: no conclusions have been drawn so far about them.

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International Journal of the Legal Profession: Gov’t Legal Practice

The deadline for submission: September 15, 2011

The International Journal of the Legal Profession invites manuscripts for a planned symposium issue on Government Legal Practice and Government Lawyers. We are particularly interested in papers dealing with lawyers occupying career positions in government service dealing with matters other than criminal prosecution or criminal defense. We welcome studies dealing with a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) the nature of the lawyers’ work, their career patterns, the ethical issues they confront, and/or how they balance professional norms in a political environment. Questions about the suitability of manuscripts can be directed either to the general editor, Professor Avrom Sherr ( at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, or the symposium editor, Professor Herbert Kritzer ( at the University of Minnesota Law School.  Submissions should be sent electronically, either as Word documents or as PDF documents (with all identifying information removed) to Professor Sherr. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s normal peer review process. The deadline for submission to insure consideration for the symposium is September 15, 2011; it is anticipated that the symposium will be published in the second issue of 2012.