For the original article and pictures on the University of Ottawa website, click HERE.
Additional note: Professor Zweibel was a pioneer in the field of teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, piloting the first course over 15 years ago. She was able to develop this into a mandatory course in our first year program and integrated ethics into it.
Common Law Professor Ellen Zweibel has been awarded the Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning for 2013, an international recognition of her exceptional dedication and genuinely innovative approaches to higher education.
“Ellen Zweibel is a true leader in her field and the University of Ottawa is fortunate to have her,” says Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations at McGill University. “So many students and teachers have benefited from Ellen’s innovative teaching and this award is extremely well-deserved.” Continue reading →
By Cristin Schmitz and posted in Lawyers Weekly, April 12, 2013. For the original article on the Lawyers Weekly website and photos, click HERE.
Should ex-judges be forever banned from appearing as counsel in their former courts – or indeed in any courts?
Charles Huband of Winnipeg’s Taylor McCaffrey, who sat on the Manitoba Court of Appeal for 28 years before he retired in 2007, doesn’t think so. Manitoba’s Law Society takes the same position — although the opinion of legal regulators across Canada is not unanimous. Continue reading →
On Friday 15th March, the Schulich School of Law hosted a CALE sponsored Faculty Seminar delivered by Stephen Pitel on his forthcoming paper “Solicitor-Client Privilege for Ethics Counsel: Lessons for Canada from the United States”.
To watch the Faculty Seminar on YouTube, click HERE.
Support for the seminar was provided by Goodmans LLP, the Schulich School of Law and CALE.
On Friday 15th March, the Schulich School of Law hosted the Twenty-Second annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in
Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.
This year, they ran a panel discussion entitled “Contextualizing Legal Ethics” in which members of the faculty discussed, in 12-minute pitches, legal ethics in their fields of substantive interest.
The presenters were:
Philip Girard: the historical context
Sarah Bradley: Corporate Law
Brent Cotter: Government Lawyer
Meinhard Doelle: Environmental Law
Geoff Loomer: Tax Law
Rollie Thompson: Family Law
The rapporteur for the session was the indefatigable Stephen Pitel!
To watch the Wickwire panel discussion on YouTube, click HERE.