The Board of CALE/ACEJ has made the decision to move the Annual Conference that was scheduled to be hosted by the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, October 22-24, 2020 to a one-day virtual conference to take place Friday October 23, 2020.
Later this summer, we will circulate more information about registration and the platform that we will be using. Registration is not currently available.
Please also note that the original deadline for calls for research and teaching presentations was June 15, 2020, but we are now extending the deadline to June 30, 2020. Further details on the call for presentations and who to contact can be found here: https://ethicsincanada.com/2020/04/05/cale-2020-conference-call-for-presentation-proposals/.
CALE has two annual awards. The first is for the best paper written by an emerging scholar. The second is a lifetime achievement award. The terms for each award are available on the website (here).
The deadline for nominations this year is August 16, 2020. Nominations are to be submitted by e-mail to CALE’s Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, Professor Basil Alexander of the University of New Brunswick. The paper must be submitted in an anonymized format (so that the author will not be identified to the selection committee) and the lifetime achievement award must use the nomination form. This form was circulated to the CALE mailing list and is also available on request from Professor Alexander. Any questions about the awards or the nomination process should be directed to Professor Alexander.
The selection committee for both awards is Pooja Parmar, Darrel Pink and Stephen Pitel.
Today, CALE/ACEJ submitted feedback to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada on its proposal to add new rules to its Model Code addressing the obligations that arise from ex parte communications with tribunals and during ex parte proceedings. The letter that CALE/ACEJ sent can be found here.
In April and May, three new legal ethics blogs were posted at Slaw.ca, which may be of interest to website readers:
- “Trial by Zoom”: What Virtual Hearings Might Mean for Open Courts, Participant Privacy and the Integrity of Court Proceedings, by Amy Salyzyn, April 17, 2020
- What Is Non-Adversarial Advocacy?, by Deanne Sowter, April 24, 2020
- Getting Useful Information to Consumers of Legal Services, by Malcolm Mercer, May 8, 2020