Panel discussion to provide continuing professional development for lawyers

Windsor Law will host a panel discussion on the subject of legal ethics that is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for three hours of continuing professional development.

Panelists for “The Law of Ethics and Defence Advocacy: The Year in Review” include law professor David M. Tanovich, Crown attorney Brian Manarin, and Justice Renee Pomerance of the Superior Court of Justice.

Among the cases under discussion are:

  • Groia v. LSUC—Is zealous advocacy dead?
  • Dore v. Burreau du Quebec (SCC)—How far can counsel go in criticizing the judiciary?
  • R. v. Ipeelee (SCC) & R. v. Fraser (NSCA)—Failing to raise issues of systemic racism
  • R. v. Butt (OSCJ)—Confidentiality and disclosing your client’s HIV status
  • R. v. Szostak (ONCA)—Representing mentally disordered clients
  • R. v. Barros (SCC)—Investigating the identity of an informer

The event is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, in the law schools’ Moot Court. Registration is $150, free for students. Find more information, including registration details, on the Windsor Law website.

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