The Centre for the Legal Profession (CLP) seeks to advance professionalism, ethics and public service throughout the legal profession.  As a catalyst for dialogue, debate and action between the different groups within the legal community and the public, the CLP is a place for education, training, research, outreach and advocacy on these important issues.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & CONFERENCES 

May 13: A Call to Action Canada – Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference

June 12: Becoming a Better Leader: Strengths based Leadership for Lawyers  AccredCPD logo

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All Aboard  Lunch speaker series  AccredCPD logo
May 23:   The Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch
June 24:   Carol Hansell, Carol McNamara, J. Robert S. Pritchard

*photo of Gar Emerson speaking at All Aboard!

 

 

 

Sept. 19: Financial Systems Design conference (details coming soon)

 

RECENT EVENTS

Justice Swinton 012Revisiting the Civility Debate with Justice Katherine Swinton -  Summary

 Making Life Work: The Perpetual Balancing Act, Summary

Ethical Issues in the Law Firm Setting  – Agenda & Photos, Law Times Article, Webcast & transcript

Diversity on Canadian Corporate BoardsOp Ed by Prof. Anita Anand; Info about upoming lunch series

WHAT’S NEW

 

OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships
in Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Call for Applications for 2014-15

The OBA Foundation, a charity established by the Ontario Bar Association, funds and administers the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism (“Fellowships”), formerly The Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.  The OBA Foundation is now accepting applications for the two Fellowships for the 2014-15 year.

 

Changes are coming to Rules of Professional Conduct in OntarioEffective October 1, 2014, these changes will implement the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct.  More information, including a summary of substantive changes, is available at:www.lsuc.on.ca/new-rules

 

Our innovative, new program designed to address contemporary ethical challenges that arise at the intersection of law and business has begun. See our recent PELB Newsletter.