Lecture at Queen’s Faculty of Law: Legal Ethics and Professionalism

The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University has established an Annual Lecture series in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.  The program enjoys the generous sponsorship of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  This year’s Annual Lecture is the 1st of a series that will highlight the importance of legal ethics and professionalism in law and amongst all legal professionals.

Our inaugural speaker, for the  2015 Annual Lecture, is former Ontario Court of Appeal Justice, the Honourable Stephen Goudge, Q.C..  On Monday January 26th, at 1 pm, Justice Goudge will speak at Queen’s Law about the intersection between legal ethics and professionalism and the respective roles of the judiciary, lawyers and others, including Law Societies.  The event has been accredited for 1.5 hours of professionalism CPD by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Workshop: Ethics and Civility in the Practice of Law

A 1/2 day program on Ethics and Civility in the Practice of Law for the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. The program will be held in Edmonton at the Sutton Place Hotel on September 26, 2014 from 8:30am -12:30pm.

From the flyer:

A half-day, hands-on, practical seminar addressing some of the more intractable ethical issues lawyers, judges, and tribunal members must deal with in practice: Do the courts, and law societies have a role in regulating civility and, if so, how do their roles differ? What role is there for professional bar associations? What unique ethical and civility issues arise in the context of administrative proceedings? What special ethical and civility issues apply to and arise for in-house and government lawyers?

Agenda and additional information

CBA Ethics Forum June 2, 2014

First Annual Ethics Forum 
The First Annual CBA Ethics Forum will provide an opportunity for learning and dialogue among academics, law firm ethics counsel, regulators and regulatory defence counsel.

Topics will include: 

  • The End of Articling?
  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Law
  • Do Law Firms Still Work?
  • What About Alternative Business Structures?

For the full program, visit the CBA website 

OBA Foundation Announces 2013-14 OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario’s Fellows

August 22, 2013

The 2013-14 OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism have been awarded to Professor Alice Woolley of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law (Fellowship in Research) and Amy Salyzyn, a graduate student at Yale University Law School (Fellowship in Studies).

Professor Woolley’s research project will consider the significance of the lawyer’s status as a fiduciary in defining the lawyer’s duties, in particular duties of loyalty and confidentiality.

Amy Salzyn’s project will study the ethical implications of lawyers’ pre-litigation demand letters.

The OBA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ontario Bar Association, administers and funds the fellowships.  The Fellowship in Research is a grant of $15,000, awarded annually to full-time teachers at a Canadian university or college.  The Fellowship in Studies, a grant of $5,000 is awarded to lawyers and students who are OBA members.

Media inquiries contact:

Greg Crone, Media Relations/Communications Manager (416) 869-1047 ext. 364 media@oba.org

Background

The 2013 Selection Committee for the Fellowships consisted of two members of the practicing bar, Susannah Roth (Sullivan Estate Lawyers) and Jacqueline King (Shibley Righton LLP); and two members of the legal academy, Douglas Ferguson (University of Western Ontario) and Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa).  The Fellowship is administered by OBA Foundation Trustee Lee Akazaki (Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP).

The OBA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Ontario Bar Association.  It raises funds for the advancement of education and the encouragement of research related to the efficacy, understanding and application of the law and legal processes, as well as the improvement of the justice system.  Established in 1987, it was previously known as the Advancement of Legal Education and Research Trust (ALERT).

The OBA Foundation is a registered charity and may issue charitable receipts.

Legal Ethics Symposium Oct 25 & 26 – Updated info including agenda

CALE – OCTOBER 2013 SYMPOSIUM – DRAFT PROGRAM – JULY 2013

CALE – October 2013 Symposium – Registration and Accommodation Information

Colleagues,

Professor Richard Devlin, the President of CALE, and I are pleased to invite you to the Eighth Canadian Legal Ethics Symposium [now under the banner of the Canadian Association of Legal Ethics] and to the annual meeting of CALE, scheduled to be held at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, on October 25 and 26, 2013.

The Symposium promises to be an exciting and important one, with a full agenda.  The draft Agenda for the Symposium is attached, as well as Registration and Accommodation Information. As you will observe, the Agenda will address 1) Legal Ethics Teaching, 2) Legal Ethics Research and Scholarship, and 3) Issues in Regulation.  We are also planning a Professional Development workshop on Conflicts of Interest, to which members of the legal profession will be invited.

There is no registration fee to attend the Symposium and Annual Meeting of CALE, but attendees will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations requirements.  Symposium meals will be provided by the host committee at no cost to attendees.

We very much look forward to your joining us at the Symposium.

Warm regards,

Brent Cotter                                                                       Richard Devlin

Chair of CALE and                                                             President of CALE

Chair, Planning Committee

A Salyzyn and A Woolley receive OBA Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism

The 2013-14 OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism have been awarded to Professor Alice Woolley of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law (Fellowship in Research) and Amy Salyzyn, a graduate student at Yale University Law School (Fellowship in Studies).

Professor Woolley’s research project will consider the significance of the lawyer’s status as a fiduciary in defining the lawyer’s duties, in particular duties of loyalty and confidentiality.

Amy Salyzyn’s project will study the ethical implications of lawyers’ pre-litigation demand letters.

The OBA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ontario Bar Association, administers the fellowships.  The Fellowship in Research is a grant of $15,000, awarded annually to full-time teachers at a Canadian university or college.  The Fellowship in Studies, a grant of $5,000, is awarded to OBA members who are not eligible for the Fellowship in Research.

Media inquiries contact: Lee Akazaki  lakazaki@gilbertsondavis.com

Background:

The 2013 Selection Committee for the Fellowships consisted of two members of the practicing bar, Susannah Roth (Sullivan Estate Lawyers) and Jacqueline King (Shibley Righton LLP); and two members of the legal academy, Douglas Ferguson (University of Western Ontario) and Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa).  The Fellowship is administered by OBA Foundation Trustee Lee Akazaki (Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP).

The OBA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Ontario Bar Association.  It raises funds for the advancement of education and the encouragement of research related to the efficacy, understanding and application of the law and legal processes, as well as the improvement of the justice system.  Established in 1987, it was previously known as the Advancement of Legal Education and Research Trust (ALERT).

The OBA Foundation is a registered charity and may issue charitable receipts.

 

 

CALE 7th Annual Legal Ethics Teaching and Research Symposium – October, 2013

                  CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ETHICS

                  SEVENTH ANNUAL LEGAL ETHICS TEACHING AND RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

                                                      Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

October 25-26, 2013

SAVE THE DATES!

Colleagues:

The College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan will host the Seventh Annual Legal Ethics Teaching and Research Symposium on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.  The tentative schedule for the Symposium follows.  [Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the College of Law on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan.] Continue reading

NIFTEP Workshop on Teaching Ethics

APPLY BY JUNE 3 FOR FALL 2013 WORKSHOP ON TEACHING ETHICS 

Fellowship applications are now open for the Fall 2013 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism (USA). Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested.

The Fall 2013 workshop of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (NIFTEP) will take place Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).  The workshop theme is: “Are We Making a Difference? Developing Outcome Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of LawSchool Efforts to Teach Ethics and Develop Professionalism.” Fellows must be able to arrive at the Atlanta airport no later than 11:00 AM on Friday, November 15 (or, if driving, at the conference facility by 12:30 pm) and commit to participate to the end of the workshop at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 17. The Fall 2013 workshop is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. Former NIFTEP Fellows are welcome to apply. Continue reading

Call for Applications: OBA Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism

The OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships
in Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Call for Applications for 2013-14

The OBA Foundation, a charity established by the Ontario Bar Association, has assumed funding and administration of The OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism (“Fellowships”), formerly The Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.  The OBA Foundation is now accepting applications for the two Fellowships for the 2013-14 year. 

The details of the Fellowships, including Fellowship Terms, are available at the OBA Foundation’s Fellowships Web Page.  The deadline for applications is Friday July 19, 2013. Continue reading