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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]
28 Mar 2017, 7:00 am by Guest Blogger
I am hopeful that I will contribute to change for underprivileged communities. ______________________ [1] [2] Adam Dodek & Alice Woolley, eds, In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016) at 8. [3] Ibid. [4] [5] Ibid [read post]
29 Nov 2011, 2:41 pm by Simon Fodden
The problem with privilege in this context is explained by Professor Adam Dodek, a new contributor on Slaw, in his February 2011 discussion paper for the Canadian Bar Association, “Solicitor-Client Privilege in Canada: Challenges for the 21st Century“: As the House of Lords has stated, the sine qua non of privilege is confidentiality: “Unless the communication or document for which privilege is sought is a confidential one, there can be no question of legal advice privilege… [read post]
27 Oct 2011, 4:47 am by Simon Fodden
a discussion of Adam Dodek’s proposal, Articling and Access to Justice: An Ontario Legal Corps – Why Not? [read post]
11 Nov 2016, 4:00 am by Doug Ferguson
University of Ottawa professor Adam Dodek and Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Paul Schabas were entertaining on a panel, Dodek explaining how law schools are viewed by law societies (outdated, out of touch, out of time), and Schabas suggesting law societies are viewed by law schools as stuck in a 1950s view of curriculum requirements, and just worried about raising dues. [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 7:05 am by Administrator
Adam Dodek has been an occasional blogger with us for some time. [read post]
15 Jan 2017, 11:29 am by Georgialee Lang
University of Ottawa law professor Adam Dodek was quoted in the “Toronto Star”, saying: “Lawyers who have sex with their clients should be subject to a mandatory penalty of disbarment, the ultimate penalty that law societies can impose on lawyers. [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 7:34 am by Simon Fodden
. -30- Contact: Douglas Judson President, Law Students’ Society of Ontario Email: [hat tip: Adam Dodek] [read post]
28 Mar 2017, 10:00 am by Guest Blogger
She wrote this short paper for Professor Adam Dodek’s Professional Responsibility course. ___________________________ [1] Allan C Hutchinson, “In the Public Interest: The Responsibilities and Rights of Government Lawyers” (2008) 46:1 Osgoode Hall LJ 105 at 113, 115. [2] Adam Dodek, “Lawyering at the Intersection of Public Law and Legal Ethics: Government Lawyers as Custodians of the Rule of Law” (2010) 33:1 Dal LJ 1 at 20. [3] Ibid. [read post]
12 Feb 2016, 8:00 am by Guest Blogger
According to Professor Adam Dodek, “while law firms are ever present in the practise of law, they are peripheral in the regulation of lawyers in Canada. [read post]
22 Jan 2016, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
In a letter submitted in response to this request, myself, along with fellow legal ethics Slaw columnists, Adam Dodek, Alice Woolley, and Malcolm Mercer, along with Brent Cotter, submitted that the OSC should not include in-house counsel in its proposed whistleblowing policy for reasons including those outlined here. [read post]
17 Dec 2015, 8:28 am by Emma Durand-Wood
#law #legal— Adam Dodek (@ADodek) December 16, 2015#clawbies2015 : My vote is for @Condo_Adviser for best new law blog and most distinct look! [read post]
24 Jul 2015, 11:45 am by Schachtman
The chapter was prepared by Professor Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa), along with several writers from the National Judicial Institute, the Canadian Judicial Council, American College of Trial Lawyers, Environment Canada, and notably, Joe Cecil & the Federal Judicial Center. [read post]
27 Mar 2012, 4:00 am by .
[Marlon Simmons wrote this paper for a course in Professional Responsibility taught by Professor Adam Dodek at Ottawa University Faculty of Law] [read post]
31 Mar 2017, 7:00 am by Guest Blogger
Her experiences as a law student inspired her to write this piece for Adam Dodek’s course in Professional Responsibility. _______________________ [1] Stephen Wexler, “Practicing Law for Poor People” (1970) 79: 5 Yale LJ 1049 at 1063, online: [read post]
23 Jul 2015, 4:00 am by Adam Dodek
Adam Dodek, The Canadian ConstitutionWhat kind of idiot would I be if I didn’t recommend my own book that I wrote specifically for Canadians with no knowledge of their own Constitution? [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 Nov 2013, 7:49 am by Amy Salyzyn
Professor Adam Dodek, member of the Legal Futures Initiative’s Education and Training Team, believes this exemplifies a collective failure within a law firm, rather than simply the acts of individual lawyers, and thus demonstrates a gap in the regulation of lawyers (see his 2012 paper Regulating Law Firms for more). [read post]