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26 Feb 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
As Adam Dodek has said, the Supreme Court used “the language of discretion while invoking the logic of duty”.[7] He argued that the test ought to be mandatory, framing it as a lawyer’s duty to take steps to prevent harm based on a moral imperative that flows from the privileged position lawyers hold within society. [read post]
24 Feb 2020, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
(Adam Dodek’s Slaw posts are essential reading on this). [read post]
16 Dec 2019, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
On October 25 & 26, Windsor Law proudly hosted the 2019 conference of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics. [read post]
28 Nov 2019, 4:01 am by Steve Matthews
Boyle on Dispute Resolution [Slaw archives] Adam Dodek on Legal Education [Slaw archives] John Gregory on Legal Technology [Slaw archives] Patricia Hughes on Justice Issues [Slaw archives] Cameron Hutchison on Legal Ethics [Slaw archives] Ian Mackenzie on Adjudication [Slaw archives] Matt Maurer on Cannabis Law [Slaw archives] National Self-Represented Litigants Project on Access to Justice [Slaw archives] Amy Salyzyn on Legal Ethics [Slaw archives] Noel Semple on Legal Ethics… [read post]
3 Sep 2019, 10:29 am by Patricia Hughes
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue the UK Parliament last week reminded us of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s twice-proroguing of the Canadian Parliament in the space of about a year. [read post]
13 Aug 2019, 11:38 am by Patricia Hughes
Indeed, given Chief Justice Wagner’s suggestion, it is worth noting a critique of his own performance during the question and answer session, by (now) Dean Adam Dodek, who suggested in a Globe and Mail commentary, that since the first hearing “the hearings have since denigrated into a legal equivalent of a Seinfeld episode: a hearing about nothing – or at least nothing of legal significance”. [read post]
10 Apr 2019, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
(Craig Forcese’s post explains the principles very well, and Adam Dodek makes a persuasive argument that conjoining the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice roles is a mistake). [read post]
29 Mar 2019, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Retired Supreme Court of Canada judges can and do practice law in Canada. [read post]
6 Mar 2019, 6:48 pm by Heather Douglas
Although the broad range of abuse was not covered, it has been noted before by Dean Adam Dodek that the abuse ranges from unpaid or underpaid work, termination without cause, harassment, and the absence of proper supervision or feedback. [read post]
5 Mar 2019, 3:32 pm by Patricia Hughes
Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resistance to the pressure by various actors to instruct the director of public prosecutions to offer to negotiate a remediation agreement (the Canadian name for a deferred prosecution agreement) with SNC-Lavalin and her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee have been explained in different ways: respect for the rule of law and the role of the attorney general, a lack of pragmatism or political experience, too much sense of self, a desire… [read post]
12 Dec 2018, 9:35 am by Emma Durand-Wood
#clawbies2018— Meg Reuben (@Scheenel) December 12, 2018Great open access teaching tool and blawg for the rest of us worthy of #clawbies2018 Kudos to ⁦@jonfestinger⁩ ⁦@AllardLaw⁩— Adam Dodek (@ADodek) December 12, 2018#clawbies2018 "Jumping Off the Ivory Tower" presents a dedicated effort to inform listeners about important work going on both in Canada and internationally, especially regarding improving… [read post]
1 Nov 2018, 4:00 am by Alice Woolley
But beyond that limited regulatory focus (which Adam Dodek has persuasively questioned, and which some regulators are moving beyond), our general conversations about lawyers’ ethics tend to focus on the individual. [read post]
18 Oct 2018, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Others have previously written in detail about discrimination and abuse in articling (take, for example, the excellent previous Slaw columns by my Dean, Adam Dodek – here and here). [read post]
1 Jul 2018, 1:07 pm by Omar Ha-Redeye
Law Society of British Columbia, which Adam Dodek summarized on Slaw here, where the court held, [27] To conclude that only persons entitled to practice law qualify for the appointment as Attorney General would impermissibly constrain the Crown prerogative of ministerial appointment exercised by the Lieutenant Governor and the Lieutenant Governor in Council under ss. [read post]
18 Mar 2018, 3:47 am by SHG
[Adam Dodek, the dean of the common law faculty at the University of Ottawa] said, in part, “We recognize that the legal institutions of this country have not only failed to deliver justice to Indigenous peoples of this country but have in fact continued to perpetrate many injustices. [read post]
22 Oct 2017, 5:00 pm
A University of Ottawa law professor, Adam Dodek, will be the new common law dean for the law school. [read post]
22 Oct 2017, 5:00 pm
A University of Ottawa law professor, Adam Dodek, will be the new common law dean for the law school. [read post]
19 Oct 2017, 4:00 am by Guest Blogger
For example, these concerns have been raised by Adam Dodek on SLAW, both at the time of the last review of articling and during this current review. [read post]
30 Jul 2017, 7:34 pm by Omar Ha-Redeye
Adam Dodek has charted the Court’s importance in the years that follow in a new article in Foreign Policy, The Supreme Court at Canada’s 150th, Through most of the 20th century, the court was content also to remain in the shadow of Parliament and the executive. [read post]
22 Jun 2017, 4:00 am by Guest Blogger
I recently read Adam Dodek’s post for Slaw entitled “Letter to A Future Lawyer” where he provides some great words of advice to those being called to the bar. [read post]