Thinking out loud about legal ethics, legal services and the work of the Law Society
Effective November 16, 2020, I have been appointed as the full time Chair of the Law Society Tribunal.
Getting useful information to consumers of legal services
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: What can we agree on and what can’t we?
Thoughts about self-regulation in the public interest
The cost of becoming a lawyer
What is the mandate of the Law Society?
Self Represented Parties and sharp practice by counsel. Should we be thinking differently?
The Bencher from Amazon?
Preliminary thoughts on Green, Groia and Trinity Western
The Never-Ending debate: What should be required in order to become a lawyer?
What can we learn from the English ABS experience after five years?
The Statement of Principles and Inter-Bubble Communication About Racism
Cost disease, the practice of law and access to justice
Conflicted regulation in the public interest
Contingent fees, portfolio risk and competition: Calls for reform
Greater transparency of the results of investigated complaints?
Too many new lawyers? Build a wall?
Access to Justice needs Access to Research
Access to Justice and Market Failure – Lemonish Lawyers?
The Devil’s Advocate – debating ABS
Debatable: Robo-Advisors and the future of legal services – debating Joe Groia
Unmet Legal Needs – the Challenge to Legal Practice and to Self-Regulation
Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”
Lawyers and Audits – the New Joint Policy Statement Effective December 1, 2016
Boiling Frogs, Privilege and Professional Conduct
Candid but Unsure
Principle, Not Politics
Innovate or Be Innovated?
The Law Society Tribunal and Self-Regulation
So many lawyers, so many unmet needs
Partnership Has Its Limitations
Feedback Sought on Proposed New Audit Inquiry JPS
Keeping Client Confidences and Acting With Commitment
Too Much Information!
A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the Point
Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!
You Can’t Have It Both Ways
Professionalism and the “Fear of Walmart”: Would You Like Some Bananas With That Tort?
Being in Favour of Reform, Just Not Change
Interesting Things Happening in a Small Country – Self-Regulation and Principled Pragmatism
Utopia, Dystopia and Alternative Business Structures
A Bright Line Rule of Limited Scope
The Access to Clothing Crisis
I Gotta Tell Ya, It’s Complicated! Candour Owed to Clients1
Lost in Translation? Differing Perspectives on Legal Ethics