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22 Dec 2023, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Inspired by Alice Woolley (now Justice Alice Woolley) who compiled several year-in-review lists when she was a professor (see, for example, here, here, here and here), in this column I look back on five areas of key developments in lawyers’ ethics and lawyer regulation in 2023. [read post]
7 Nov 2023, 11:15 am by elimwong
LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE339 .W66 2023 Alice Woolley & Amy Salyzyn, Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 3rd ed. [read post]
23 May 2023, 4:00 am by Guest Blogger
. ___________ [1] Constance Backhouse, “Gender and Race in the Construction of ‘Legal Professionalism’: Historical Perspectives” in Adam Dodek & Alice Woolley, eds, In Search of the Ethical Lawyer: Stories from the Canadian Legal Profession (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016) 126 at 134-137. [read post]
5 Apr 2023, 4:00 am by Adam Dodek
Former University of Calgary Professor (and now Court of King’s Bench Judge) Alice Woolley called Canada arguably “the last bastion of unfettered self-regulation of the legal profession in the common law world. [read post]
4 Nov 2022, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Should judges make pop culture references in judicial decisions? [read post]
20 Apr 2022, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
As Alice Woolley (now Justice Woolley) noted in the second edition of Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, “A lawyer is unlikely to face any negative consequences if no harm arises from, for example, talking about a case with her intimate partner. [read post]
4 Mar 2022, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
The family justice system masks family violence. [read post]
31 Aug 2021, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
In contrast, Tim Dare conceptualized the lawyer’s role by appealing to the “function of law”.[3] Like Bradley Wendel and Alice Woolley, he posited that the lawyer’s role is structured by the institutional function that the role belongs to, including the function of determining and protecting legal rights. [read post]
13 Jul 2021, 9:17 am by Patricia Hughes
Devlin, “Begun in Faith: Continued in Determination”, in Adam Dodek and Alice Woolley, eds. [read post]
18 Mar 2021, 4:00 am by Brooke MacKenzie
In February, it was reported that the UK’s Legal Services Board was moving forward with plans to introduce “continuing competence checks” for lawyers. [read post]
1 Feb 2021, 4:00 am by Guest Blogger
Daniel Martin Katz, “Quantitative Legal Prediction—or—How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Preparing for the Data-Driven Future of the Legal Services Industry” (2013) 62 Emory LJ 909 at 941. [2] Alice Woolley, “The Lawyer as Fiduciary: Defining Private Law Duties in Public Law Relations” (2015) 65:4 UTLJ 285. [3] Fabrice Muhlenbach and Isabelle Sayn, “Artificial Intelligence and Law: What Do People Really Want? [read post]
14 Jan 2021, 4:00 am by Brooke MacKenzie
This is my first legal ethics column for Slaw. [read post]
3 Jun 2020, 9:29 am by Heather Douglas
In Judgmental Judges, Alice Woolley (now Justice Woolley) writes that: … because of the blurred line between law, policy and morality, the centrality of judicial independence, and the unique ability of judges to speak to certain moral and political issues, we must not label every obiter comment by a judge as misconduct. [read post]
3 Jun 2020, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Drawing on Alice Woolley’s account of her experience of sexual harassment in the legal profession, it could be that “the personal exposure and costs of being a complainant to [her] career and life were not something [she] wanted to bear. [read post]
26 Feb 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
Everyone has an obligation to report when they have reason to believe that a child is in need of protection, including lawyers – except where that information is protected by solicitor-client privilege. [read post]
24 Feb 2020, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
Fixing the Barrel Alice Woolley wrote a very memorable Slaw piece in 2014 about her experience of sexual harassment and assault in a prominent Calgary law firm. [read post]
7 Feb 2019, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Sexual harassment has happened and is still happening in legal workplaces. [read post]
19 Dec 2018, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
And so, Professor Alice Woolley became Justice Alice Woolley. [read post]
28 Nov 2018, 3:30 pm
The elevation of often outspoken University of Calgary law school professor Alice Woolley to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench will please her friends, annoy her enemies and, in the view of many, strengthen the court. [read post]
22 Nov 2018, 4:00 am by Malcolm Mercer
The Toronto Star has recently addressed this issue in an article which quotes Alice Woolley saying that “There’s an exploitation of power here”. [read post]