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Lawyers & Ethics: Professional Responsibility and Discipline (Print + ProView online)
By: Gavin MacKenzie, B.A., LL.B.
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Celebrating 25 years of publication

Get practical answers to the ethical questions faced by lawyers

Lawyers & Ethics: Professional Responsibility and Discipline is a practical, contemporary text dealing with the issues of professional responsibility regularly confronting lawyers in Canada in every area of practice. It is a valuable reference for the practising lawyer and the student, as it relates the rules of professional conduct to daily practice. Specific types of ethical problems arising in the major areas of practice are identified, and insightful, practical solutions presented. Areas of practice discussed are criminal, civil litigation, estates, real estate, corporate, and in-house counsel. A substantial portion of the work is devoted to discipline proceedings.

This valuable text includes:

  • Comprehensive, practical coverage and leading case law on issues that arise in court (confidentiality, advocacy, conflicts of interest in litigation, prosecuting, criminal defence, civility) and out of court (counseling, negotiation, mediation, conflicts of interest)
  • Expert commentary and important case law on access to justice (advertising, solicitation, contingency fees, the media), and the regulation of the profession (admission to the bar, regulating competence and quality of service, Rules of Professional Conduct, discipline proceedings and the independence of the bar)
  • The CBA Code of Professional Conduct, FLSC Model Code of Professional Conduct, the CBA Conflicts of Interest Toolkit, and more
  • Legal Memoranda on ethical issues in practice
  • Index of Selected Legal Literature in the ethics and professional regulation context
  • Words & Phrases section for judicial considerations and definitions of key terms
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About the Author

Gavin MacKenzie, B.A., LL.B., is one of the co-founders of the Toronto litigation boutique MacKenzie Barristers. His litigation practice is focused on appeals, judicial review applications, professional responsibility, liability and discipline, and general civil and commercial litigation. He has appeared as counsel in over 200 reported cases, before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada and before many tribunals. Mr. MacKenzie is often retained as an expert witness on professional responsibility and litigation in the U.S. and Canada. He was elected as a Bencher of The Law Society of Upper Canada four times and as Treasurer from 2006 to 2008. He is a Director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and has served as Chair of LibraryCo Inc., a Director of The Advocates' Society and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from The Law Society of Upper Canada in recognition of his contributions to the profession. He was also honoured by induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He is the author of Lawyers and Ethics: Professional Responsibility and Discipline, the 5th edition of which was published by Thomson Reuters (Carswell) in 2009. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics at Osgoode Hall Law School.