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Law & Ethics: How To Defend the Unpopular

Paula Puddy, HBA LLB MBA

For many lawyers, taking on an unpopular cause is viewed as a post of honour. The oath that lawyers swear in Ontario mandates that they "not refuse causes of complaint reasonably founded." Lawyers across the country swear a similar oath. This implies an objective standard, one of a reasonable person. But, what about a lawyer’s conscience?

This TLA seminar will discuss at what point a lawyer’s own moral compass should be involved in the decision to take on a client or cause. In a growing age of unease, this program is designed to allow lawyers to reflect and offer new insights on how they see themselves and their work.

Join presenters Saron Gebresellassi (Owner and Partner), Carol Hansell (Senior Partner), Danielle Robitaille (Partner), Philip Slayton and Jamie Watt (Executive Chairman) who will answer your questions around public and media scrutiny when taking on an unpopular cause or client.

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