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23 Sep 2014, 7:11 am by raycam
Small law has its own processes, and one of the reasons we have an access to justice crisis is that they are hand-crafted, inefficient processes (for a hilarious yet thoughtful send up of the way lawyers tend to think that more lawyers are the solution, see The Access to Clothing Crisis by Canadian lawyer Malcolm Mercer, which posits tailors cluelessly standing in the way of the industrial revolution the way some lawyers and law professors would stand in the way of today’s… [read post]
5 Sep 2014, 10:18 am
If it were otherwise, the lawyers would be favouring the officers of the corporation violating the lawyer’s obligation to his client, which is the corporation,” wrote Justice Hope Hyslop.McCarthy Tétrault LLP lawyer Malcolm Mercer, whose practice is in the area of conflict of interest, says the judge arrived at the right answer. [read post]
28 Aug 2014, 6:00 am by Administrator
Thanks to Malcolm Mercer and Alice Woolley for reading an earlier draft of this commentary and providing helpful comments. [read post]
28 Aug 2014, 6:00 am by Steven Matthews
Beyond that, the potential for ABSs to improve access to justice is being put forward as a key reason for allowing them, as can be seen in Slaw columns of Malcolm Mercer and in the work of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Working Group on ABSs that he co-chairs. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
As Malcolm Mercer has argued in his recent Slaw column: “If we cannot find ways to effectively have regulated lawyers, paralegals or alternative providers deliver legal services in some areas, there can be no justification for prohibiting anyone but licensees from servicing those areas. [read post]
4 Aug 2014, 1:33 pm by Simon Chester
Malcolm Mercer Partner and general counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto Mercer is leading the charge for alternative business structures in the legal profession. [read post]
5 Jun 2014, 3:00 pm by John Steele
Malcolm Mercer, the GC at McCarthy Tétrault, resident in their Toronto office, will be contributing here from time to time. [read post]
24 Apr 2014, 1:42 pm
There is no evidence the school’s graduates will exhibit discriminatory attitudes, he said, adding if they reject TWU’s bid, benchers would be validating the “vitriolic” comments that have been directed at the university, including comparisons to apartheid, racism, and Muslim extremism.For Bencher Malcolm Mercer, those analogies are in fact relevant since the issue at the heart of the accreditation debate is the exclusion of people for who they are. [read post]
3 Jan 2014, 10:45 am
As well, legal ethics in Canada continues to develop as a matter of practical and intellectual significance, with practitioners, judges, regulators and academics paying attention to the conduct and regulation of lawyers and judges.Thanks to Professor Annalise Acorn of the University of Alberta, and Malcolm Mercer of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, for their assistance in compiling this list.1. [read post]
9 Dec 2013, 6:59 pm by Simon Fodden
[Hat tip: Malcolm Mercer via the Canadian Legal Ethics email list] [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 9:25 am
Currently, different panels may arrive at different decisions as to whether someone has been effectively rehabilitated, he said.Sandler suggested looking into how other professions deal with this issue, such as the possibility of fixing a time period for rehabilitation after a potential licensee has shown behaviour that is against the values of the law society and public interest.Bencher Malcolm Mercer agreed the issue is something “for us and the federation to… [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 10:12 am by Mitch Kowalski
Kudos to Benchers, Susan McGrath and Malcolm Mercer for organizing the event. [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 7:05 am by Administrator
Malcolm Mercer, with nearly thirty years in practice, is general counsel and a litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault. [read post]
23 Jan 2013, 12:37 pm
Neil, when former justice Ian Binnie wrote that in general “a lawyer may not represent one client whose interests are directly adverse to the immediate interests of another current client” even if the two mandates are unrelated, unless both clients consent after receiving full disclosure.But counsel for the the CBA, Malcolm Mercer, says the rule should only apply where there is a substantial risk of prejudice to the lawyer’s former client. [read post]
3 Jan 2013, 9:42 am by Adam Dodek
Malcolm Mercer, Tom Harrison, and Richard Devlin, as always, expanded and enriched the discussion. [read post]
3 Jan 2013, 8:13 am
With contributions from Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa), Malcolm Mercer (McCarthy Tétrault LLP), Richard Devlin (Dalhousie University), and other members of the Canadian Legal Ethics Listserv, here is my articulation of the top 10 Canadian legal ethics stories for 2012:1. [read post]
6 Dec 2012, 6:36 am by Mitch Kowalski
And in an effort to pull Malcolm Mercer away from the dark side and bring him into the light, my comments today will focus on solutions. : ) When LSUC was formed in 1797 it was a model for the Commonwealth. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 1:05 pm by Dan Pinnington
Risk is an inevitable reality of law practice. [read post]
8 Feb 2012, 9:35 am
“The reprimand or admonition that may have been seen as an acceptable penalty one or two decades ago is not, in our view, an acceptable regulatory response today, given the proper evolution of societal appreciation of the seriousness of sexual misconduct and the regulatory role of the Law Society in the public interest,” wrote panel chair Malcolm Mercer on behalf of the unanimous panel in reasons dated Jan. 16. [read post]
6 Oct 2011, 9:17 am
During his law society hearing, Gray told the panel he had all the money in cash on the evening of Dec. 12, 2009, in a secret compartment in the trunk of his car.Then, disaster struck.Panel chairman Malcolm Mercer summarized what happened next in his Sept. 20 decision. [read post]