When: Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST Add to Calendar
Where: Heenan Blaikie Bay Adelaide Centre 333 Bay Street, Suite 2900 Skyfold Boardrooms Toronto, ON M5H 2T4
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What are the appropriate limits to “vigorous” advocacy? When and how does it constitute professional misconduct in the form of “incivility”? What is the role of the Law Society when the presiding judge has not objected to counsel’s conduct? In June, the Law Society of Upper Canada ruled in its high profile discipline hearing that Joe Groia crossed the “civility” line during his successful defence of John Felderhof. Groia’s case, now on appeal, has sparked wide and heated discussion. On Thursday, December 6, a panel of leading Canadian jurists will debate the impact of this and other developments on lawyers and their clients across the country. Come and join the discussion, either in person or by live-stream, in what promises to be a spirited and informative evening. Wine and cheese will follow at the live event.
Net proceeds from the evening, and any additional contributions, will go to a fund to defray a portion of Joe Groia’ s costs in his ongoing proceedings with the Law Society. The articles below provide additional background information about the case.
|George J. Karayannides Partner Heenan Blaikie||The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C. Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
|Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., L.L.D., D.C.L. Senior Partner, Greenspan Partners|
|Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C. Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault|
|Alice Woolley Professor of Law and Director of Admissions, University of Calgary Author, Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada Co-author & Co-editor, Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation, 2nd ed.|