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  • Moving on from LSO’s abandonment of #EDI: The Case for Affirmative Action in Canadian Law

    2019 © Riichiro Akazaki 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 pr … Read more »

  • The Ethics of Lawyers Recording Conversations

    Canadians’ interest in legal ethics continues to remain very high.  What, then, 2019 (c) Riichiro Akazaki 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 la … 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 2019 © Riichiro Akazaki compel disclosure, and how can that process be blocked? Cabinet confidentiality is a feature of Canadian c … 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 profess 2019 © Riichiro Akazaki ion must either article … Read more »