Civility in the legal profession. Some think of it as a nod to archaic forms that uphold classist underpinnings of the profession. Some think of it as the best thing about Canadian lawyers, their respect for one another and the court. Some think of it as a state body limiting the lawyer's free expression and ability to advocate for clients. Whatever your opinion is, civility is an immoveable tenet of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and it continually raises debate. What is it? What is its role? What kind of conduct reaches the level of incivility?
You may be looking back and wondering where your summer went. Whether you took a class, attended a workshop, or just spent the summer resting and preparing, the new school year came too soon. Your job as a teacher is a challenge, to say the least. Dealing with ever-increasing standards can place a lot of stress on you and your colleagues, not to mention the pressure you often feel from the parents of your students.
On June 13th, 2018, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Entertainment, Media & Communication Law section, in collaboration with the Labour & Employment Law section, held a panel , addressing sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Chaired by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra of Sabsay Lawyers and moderated by Alexi Wood of St. Lawrence Barristers LLP, the event featured 3 expert panelists: Jane Angel, General Counsel for the Canadian Film Centre; Stuart Rudner of Rudner Law; and, Victoria Shen, Special Advisor on Human Rights and Sexual Harassment for ACTRA Toronto.