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- Moving on from LSO’s abandonment of #EDI: The Case for Affirmative Action in Canadian Law
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA After a week in which the Law Society of Ontario moved to repeal a requirement that lawyers and paralegals make an annual private pledge to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (“EDI”), the Bar must now reflect on the root cause of this public policy failure: Asking a pri … Read more »
- The Ethics of Lawyers Recording Conversations
Canadians’ interest in legal ethics continues to remain very high. What, then, are the ethics of a lawyer’s secret recording of a telephone call with a client, including the employees of a client? Rule 7.2-3 of the Ontario Rules of Professional Conduct provides: 7.2-3 A lawyer shall not use any dev … Read more »
- Cabinet Confidentiality: Navigating the Procedural Ins and Outs
What is cabinet confidentiality? How does it restrict what a minister of the Crown can reveal in public discourse? How can a court, tribunal or parliamentary committee compel disclosure, and how can that process be blocked? Cabinet confidentiality is a feature of Canadian constitutional law derive … Read more »
- Talking to the Attorney-General about Solicitor-Client Privilege
Out of the blue, solicitor-client privilege is a meme. The subject excites legal ethics nerds but is not recommended dinner-party conversation. Until now. If the public weren’t confused enough by this legal principle, a former Attorney-General hires a retired Supreme Court judge as her legal couns … Read more »
- Is it time to unshackle law schools from law societies?
On December 10, 2018, the Law Society of Ontario chose to stay the course on its dual streams for lawyer licencing. Apart from a few substantive enhancements such as the requirement for paid internships, a candidate for membership in the legal profession must either article under an approved lawyer … Read more »