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Legal Ethics, 2nd Edition
By: Mark M. Orkin, Q.C., B.A., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., LSM
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Legal Ethics, Second Edition carries on the tradition of the classic work Legal Ethics and provides a comprehensive review of the ethical obligations today's lawyers face in their daily work and practice. It includes commentary and analysis on the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the lawyers across Canada to their clients, to their profession and to the administration of justice, as well as an overview of the historical background of the present day regulated legal profession. The rules of professional conduct are discussed by a variety of ethical principles clearly set out in the text. Each principle is illustrated with relevant case law and includes extensive cross-referencing to applicable provisions in the provincial codes of conduct, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's Model Code of Professional Conduct and the Canadian Bar Association's Code of Professional Conduct. A Concordance of all Canadian professional conduct rules for lawyers, unique to this publication, makes it quick and easy to compare and contrast the similarities and differences in rules between jurisdictions. This text also addresses the topics of pecuniary relations between lawyer and client and of disciplinary proceedings, as well as contemporary practice issues such as lawyers' advertising and communicating with the media. A comprehensive bibliography of referenced material, as well as a table of cases and legislative material, completes this essential and practical resource
About the Author
Mark M. Orkin, Q.C., B.A., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., LSM was called to the Ontario Bar in 1948 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1963. His practice has been largely in the field of civil litigation, general corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on costs and professional conduct issues since 1980. He has served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (1978-79), and was awarded the Law Society Medal in 1988 and the David W. Mundell Medal in 2002. Among his numerous professional activities, he acted as Independent Assessor to the Walkerton Inquiry in 2000-2002.

Mark Orkin is also an experienced lecturer and author of many publications, including Legal Ethics, Legal Ethics, 2nd Edition and The Law of Costs, published by Canada Law Book.