2018 - Ethics and Civility in the Courtroom and Beyond
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: December 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

There is a fine line between advocating aggressively for your client and possibly violating rules of ethics and civility. So how do you know where to draw the line? Did the Supreme Court in Groia help us to understand the parameters? Regardless you need to comply with your ethical obligations and still ensure that your client's interest comes first. This is a tricky dilemma that all lawyers face. Join us to deliberate this issue with a stellar faculty. Hear from a diverse range of members from the legal community who are tackling this issue from all sides.


Lawrence A. Conmigo, Gorbet & Associates - Travelers Canada
Erin Hoult, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Responsible Civility
Joseph Groia and Bethanie Pascutto, Groia & Company Prof. Corp.

Ethics and Civility in the Courtroom and Beyond:
Approaches to the legal test for "incivility" in the Groia matter

Deborah Templer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Cara F. Zwibel, Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Litigating #MeToo
Holly Reid, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Kevin Robinson, Robinson Heeney LLP

"Secrecy is the First Enemy of Justice" Ethical Considerations of Settlement Agreements
Blair W.M. Bowen, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Ethical Duties and Advising Corporate Clients
Kenneth Jull, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Stephen Schmidt, TELUS

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