The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has initiated a consultation regarding proposed Model Code amendments that address issues related to the duties related to (1) non-discrimination and harassment and (2) ex parte communications with courts and tribunals.
The proposed amendments can be found here: English, French. The consultation report can be found here: English, French.
Information can also be found on the Federation’s website.
The deadline for providing feedback is May 29, 2020.
The Board of CALE/ACEJ will review and consider providing feedback. Any feedback that we provide will be posted on our website.
Professors Amy Salyzyn and Richard Devlin (CALE/ACEJ President and Chair, respectively) have written a column that is now up at Slaw.ca which calls on the Canadian Judicial Council to adopt binding ethics rules (as opposed to just advisory guidelines) for federally-appointed judges in Canada.
The annual CBA-FLSC Ethics Forum will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Toronto. The Forum brings together legal academics and professionals for a day of discussion, debate and review. This year it features a keynote address by Justice Alice Woolley, former professor of law at the University of Calgary and President of CALE.
The detailed program of events for the day is available here.
Information about registering is available here. You can register online. We hope to see you there!