12/15/2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
King Law Chambers
43 Front St E
Toronto, ON M5E 1B3
For tickets: Amanda McBride & Glenford Jameson

The Annual Ethics Primer:

Watch it via YouTube live stream (starting at 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017)

4:45 pm– Registration and Introduction to panel of speakers

5:00 pm– SPEAKER 1: “Creating a Statement of Principles: A review of the recommendations adopted by the Law Society

  • A review of recommendation 3(1) in the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group’s Final Report
  • Human Rights and Diversity Policy
  • Review of templates and definitions

5:45 p.m. – SPEAKER 2: “Legal Ethics when taking instructions from your clients:  Navigating Choppy Waters with Integrity

  • Initial Steps: Speaking with your client
  • Starting your case: Review of sample instruction letters
  • Clients requiring Litigation Guardians:

6:15 pm- SPEAKER 3 “Can there be too much civility? Your duties as an officer of the court”

  • Study of the Groia Case
  • Review of the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Panel discussion and Fact Scenarios

7:00 pm- Networking Break

7:10 pm– SPEAKER 4: “Can we all get along? How to deal with Difficult Clients”

  • Role and duties of a lawyer
  • Discussion on how to prevent potential conflicts of interest

7:40 pm– SPEAKER 5: “You’re out of Order! Why the TV lawyer approach should be avoided at all costs.”

  • Review of cases relating to incivility
  • Inexperienced lawyers and lack of mentoring

8:10 pm– SPEAKER 6: “A primer on technology: the dangers of pressing send too quickly”

  • How to use social media while complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct

8:30 pm– Conclusion of program