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In search of the ethical lawyer : stories from the Canadian legal profession

In search of the ethical lawyer : stories from the Canadian legal profession

Author: Alice Woolley; Adam Dodek
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2016].
Series: Law and society
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What options did Paul Bernardo's lawyer have when his client directed him to retrieve hidden evidence? Where would David Milgaard be today if a lawyer hadn't doggedly challenged his murder conviction? And what should a defence lawyer do when told her client is a danger to the public? In this book, leading Canadian legal academics and practising lawyers draw on real-life stories to probe the tension between ethics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Woolley; Adam Dodek
ISBN: 9780774830980 0774830980
OCLC Number: 944383790
Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Keeping secrets or saving lives: what is a lawyer to do? / Adam Dodek --
Putting up a defence: sex, murder, and videotapes / Allan C. Hutchinson --
"No one's interested in something you didn't do": freeing David Milgaard the ugly way / David Asper --
"Begun in faith, continued in determination": Burnley Allan (Rocky) Jones and the egalitarian practice of law / Richard F. Devlin --
Feminist lawyering: insiders and outsiders / Janine Benedet --
Gender and race in the construction of "legal professionalism": historical perspectives / Constance Backhouse --
The helping profession: can pro bono lawyers make sick children well? / Lorne Sossin --
A new wave of access to justice reform in Canada / Trevor C.W. Farrow --
Michelle's story: creativity and meaning in legal practice / Alice Woolley --
Ian Scott: renaissance man, consummate advocate, attorney general extraordinaire / W. Brent Cotter --
Gerry Laarakker: from rustic Rambo to rebel with a cause / Micah Rankin.
Series Title: Law and society
Responsibility: edited by Adam Dodek and Alice Woolley.


Delving into some of the most challenging issues to confront legal professionals, this book raises important questions about what it means to be an ethical lawyer in Canada.  Read more...


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In Search of the Ethical Lawyer is an engrossing collection of essays that seeks to inject a measure of humanity and empathy into discussion of some of the most complex and compelling ethical issues Read more...

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