An article in the New York Times discusses the persistent question of “where were the lawyers?” in the context of the Panama Papers leak.
Questions about what is appropriate with respect to lawyers’ fees in contingency fee cases are raised in this recent National Post article.
Now at Slaw.ca, Adam Dodek urges law societies and law firms to tackle bullying in the legal profession.
The CALE 2016 Annual Conference will be held October 27-29, 2016 at the University of Alberta.
Anyone interested in presenting on a topic related to research and scholarship about legal ethics and professionalism should contact Alice Woolley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Stephen Pitel (email@example.com) before April 30, 2016. Proposals from junior scholars and from those working on legal ethics outside the academy are particularly welcomed. The eventual format of the presentations will depend on, among other things, the number of proposals accepted, but it is expected that each presenter would have about 15-20 minutes plus time for questions. There is no need to have a formal paper accompanying your presentation: slides or oral remarks alone are fine. You need not have a finished product: work in progress is welcome.
Debra Cassens Weiss discusses this issue for the ABA Journal.
Now up at ABLawg.ca, Alice Woolley explores the ethical duties of prosecutors.