Understanding Lawyers' Ethics in Canada
Legal ethics expert Alice Woolley has written a thorough and scholarly review of the legal and ethical duties every lawyer should follow in order to manage risk and make prudent decisions in everyday practice.
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"Understanding Lawyers' Ethics in Canada is a tour de force. It is a vital reference for anyone facing questions about Canadian legal ethics: lawyers, regulators, scholars and students." Professor Adam M. Dodek
Conducting Yourself Ethically In Your Day-to-Day Practice
Legal ethics expert Alice Woolley has written a thorough and scholarly review of the legal and ethical duties every lawyer should follow in order to manage risk and make prudent decisions in everyday practice. This useful text sets out numerous ethical issues lawyers face in their dealings with clients - complete with analysis, commentary and insight. This book is highly recommended for every lawyer who wishes to represent his or her client to the fullest, while at the same time, remain within the boundaries of legality and of ethical practice.
Provides an excellent summation of the duties and responsibilities lawyers must follow
Examines case law and disciplinary decisions with respect to lawyer misconduct
Looks at ethical issues arising in areas such as:
-Lawyer-client trust and confidence
-Dealing with witnesses
-Conflicts of interest
-Access to justice
-Contains the totality of the codified duties of lawyers in Canada, referencing specifically the codes of conduct in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario (Upper Canada), Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the model codes of the Canadian Bar Association and the Federation of Law Societies
What Makes This Book Unique?
Handy, affordable reference guide that examines ethical issues arising across a range of practice areas (criminal law, civil litigation, etc.)
Deals comprehensively with the various codes of conduct across multiple jurisdictions in Canada
Contains extensively researched disciplinary decisions from the various provincial law societies
Grounds its analysis in the lawyer's fundamental duty to be a zealous advocate for his or her client within the bounds of legality
Provides a unique theoretical and critical perspective on the doctrinal law governing lawyers in Canada
Focuses almost exclusively on Canadian materials, with relatively little reliance on U.S. sources
Who Should Read This Book?
Lawyers - avoid suspension, fines and disbarment by understanding your ethical duties as a lawyer
Law societies - a well-researched reference source for bodies governing legal pratice
Law students & articling students - a useful supplement to course materials on legal ethics, and provides a head start on legal practice
Law professors & instructors - an indispensable textbook for all law professors and instructors teaching legal ethics and the legal code of conduct
Table of contents
Chapter One: The Sources and Context of Lawyers' Ethics
Chapter Two: In Defense of Zealous Advocacy
Chapter Three: The Lawyer-Client Relationship
Chapter Four: The Practice of Advocacy
Chapter Five: Lawyer-Client Trust and Confidence
Chapter Six: The Perjury Trilemma
Chapter Seven: Examining Witnesses: Preparation of Witnessess and Cross-Examination
Chapter Eight: Conflicts of Interest: Creating the Condition of Loyalty and Confidentiality
Chapter Nine: Lawyers' Ethics in the Context of Criminal Law
Chapter Ten: Zealous Advocacy and Access to Justice