In his latest for the Legal Post, Mitch Kowalski observes:
So much has been happening in Canada’s legal innovation scene over the past three months that it makes me wonder if we’re finally at the tipping point of change in Canadian legal service delivery.
For the full article, see here.
A new blog post by Deanne Sowter provides some initial observations regarding her empirical research on the topic of ethics and professionalism in Family Law ADR.
As announced on the Law Society’s website:
“Convocation approved the development of detailed options for a compliance-based regulatory framework, as recommended by the Task Force on Compliance-Based Entity Regulation. The options will be the subject of focused consultation with lawyers and paralegals. Convocation also approved the Task Force’s recommendation to seek authority to regulate entities through amendments to the Law Society Act. The recommendations are based on the Task Force’s study of the experience in other jurisdictions, its review of related research and comments received from lawyers, paralegals and legal organizations in response to a call for input.”
Full report available here.
Proposals (volunteers) are invited for CALE’s session on Teaching to be held during the The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Legal Ethics Association (CALE) will be held this year on October 27-29 2016 at the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta.
The session is entitled Teaching Legal Ethics: What Works? (and What Doesn’t . . .). The goal of the session is to have a multiplicity of voices bringing different experiences of successes and failures to share with the participants. We are therefore inviting proposals for presentations generally of 6-8 minutes long in which you will present one teaching exercise, learning material or assessment method that has worked for you in teaching legal ethics. You may also propose a teaching exercise that did not work and explain what you learned from this and how you responded. We will also consider proposals for longer than 8 minutes if you have a really really good idea to share with the group. Your presentation can be accompanied by a paper, a powerpoint or learning materials but it need not be.
Jula Hughes & Adam Dodek
Co-Chairs, Teaching Session, 2016 CALE Conference (Alberta)
Lee Akazaki writes about the above topic in a recent entry on his blog.
A new blog post by Alice Woolley up at Slaw.ca in which she discusses the value of adopting uniform professional conduct rules across Canada.
As announced on the OBA website:
“Call for Applications for 2016-17
The OBA Foundation is now accepting applications for the two Fellowships for the 2016-17 year.
The details of the Fellowships are contained in the Fellowship Terms 2016-17. The deadline for applications is Monday, July 4, 2016.
As the Fellowship Terms indicate, the Fellowship in Research is open to full-time faculty teaching at a Canadian university or college, and the Fellowship in Studies is open to all OBA members who do not otherwise qualify for the fellowship open to full-time faculty.
Applications are to be submitted by e-mail, in PDF or Word format, simultaneously to Anton Katz at email@example.com and Valerie Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anton M. Katz, Trustee
Some thoughts about the place of government lawyers in new proposed forms of entity regulation by Amy Salyzyn now up at Slaw.ca