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Campion on Advanced Civil Litigation and Arbitration. Part 2. Ethics and Conduct of Counsel

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.5
95 minutes
Ian Blue
John Campion
Malcolm Mercer
Gavin Tighe
John Campion
95 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Quality mentorship is hard to come by in the legal profession these days. Especially for young civil litigators, getting trained by someone who has not only been to trial but to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada is rare.

Such a mentor has designed this program.

As counsel in over 300 reported cases, John Campion has litigated in courts and tribunals across Canada – at all levels. With over 20 years of teaching experience and 40 years of mentoring lawyers, John’s students have gone on to public service, the Court of Appeal, Trial Division, head legal departments and manage law firms.

In this 8-module program, you will be taught a three-step system to understand any area of law quickly: Analysis, Process and Strategy.

Drawing on an eclectic combination of jurisprudence, law, process and everyday wisdom, John and his faculty of leading judges and practitioners will unpack each step. Upon successful completion of the program, you will become a better advocate for your clients!

More about John A Campion: Retired Partner and Chair at Fasken (’74 to ’17), Adjunct Professor at Osgoode and Toronto, Emeritus Bencher, President of the Federation of Law Societies, and currently a Partner at Gardiner Roberts LLP.


Ian Blue Counsel

Ian A. Blue, Q.C. is a senior counsel and advisor on energy and regulatory law, administrative-law, business-law and constitutional-law issues. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and the Yukon and before both levels of the Federal Court. He also has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, he has appeared numerous times before the National Energy Board, the Ontario Energy Board, the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board, arbitration panels and many other regulatory bodies.

John Campion Partner

John Campion has been a force within the Canadian legal community throughout his career. He has been involved in many of the cases that have defined the interaction between Canadian business and law for four decades, from gold mines to boardrooms, from oil fields to isotopes. He has served as an Emeritus Bencher and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, President of the Empire Club of Canada, chair of the Audit Committee of the CBC, counsel to two Prime Ministers and much more, serving everyone from heads of state to underprivileged children during a storied career.

John Campion is nationally and internationally recognized (Chambers, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell) as one of Canada’s leading senior trial, appeal and arbitration counsel. He has been an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2000 and was President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, representing Canada’s 100,000 lawyers nationally and internationally. He has been active in his community: President of The Empire Club of Canada, counsel to the Director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and an adjunct professor of law, Toronto and Osgoode. He is an author of Professional Liability in Canada and publishes and lectures broadly throughout Canada and internationally.

Malcolm Mercer Treasurer, Partner

Malcolm M. Mercer was re-elected as Treasurer for a second term by the Law Society’s governing body on June 27, 2019. The Treasurer is the top-elected official of the Law Society, which regulates Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. Elected as a bencher in 2011, 2015 and 2019, he became Treasurer in June 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chair of the Advertising and Fee Arrangements Issues Working Group, Chair of the Professional Regulation Committee and Co-Chair of the Alternative Business Structures Working Group. He also served on numerous other Law Society committees, task forces and working groups and was an active member of the Law Society Tribunal. Committed to issues of legal ethics, he is a member of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics and Co-Chair of the CBA-FLSC Ethics Forum. He is also an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where he teaches legal ethics. In 2013, he was recognized by the Canadian Bar Association with the prestigious Louis St. Laurent award. He is a former director of Pro Bono Law Ontario and is currently Chair of the board of the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada. He is also a member of the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. In 2014, he was voted one of the Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Treasurer Mercer was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1984 after receiving an LLB from the University of Toronto (1982). He also holds a B.Sc., in systems design and engineering (1977). He is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Litigation Group in Toronto, with a focus on commercial and corporate matters and professional negligence. He was the firm’s General Counsel and is the former co-leader of its National Litigation Practice Group.

Gavin Tighe Partner

Gavin Tighe is a senior partner with Gardiner Roberts LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Tighe has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation since 2003 and has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of Canadian Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has significant experience successfully representing clients in professional discipline matters, and securities tribunals in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Tighe also acts as counsel to clients in arbitrations, mediations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. A sampling of some of Mr. Tighe’s reported court decisions is listed below.

Mr. Tighe’s diverse practice focuses on professional liability. Mr. Tighe has also represented clients and successfully argued some of the leading Canadian cases in such diverse areas as corporate restructuring, municipal conflict of interest, adverse possession of real property, solicitor’s negligence, financial advisor liability, auditor and accountant liability, title insurance, defamation, and election law in addition to numerous other areas of law.

Mr. Tighe has published numerous legal articles, been an instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been cited as an authority on Civil Practice in Ontario. He has repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada and ranked in Lexpert. Mr. Tighe is also commonly an invited speaker at professional conferences including conferences sponsored by the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian and American Bar Associations.

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