6:00 pm  Welcome Reception, hosted by McCarthy Tétrault LLP, 66 Wellington St. West on the 53rd floor  (Downtown Toronto)

7:30 pm  Dinner, CRAFT Brewery, 1 Adelaide St. East (Downtown Toronto)

FRIDAY - Osgoode Hall Law School (4700 Keele Street)

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome

9:15 am - 12:45 pm Topic One:  RESEARCH

Amy Salyzyn (Ottawa) and Emanuel Tucsa (Osgoode)

Panel One:  The Value(s) of Lawyering

10:45 am - 11:00 am Break

Panel Two:  Legal Practice: Contexts and Complications

  • Jennifer Leitch (Osgoode) - A Less Private Practice:  Government Lawyers and Legal Ethics
  • Mahnam A. Malamiry (Osgoode) - General Counsel Practitioners in Mining Companies
  • Basil Alexander (Queen’s) - Two Practical Effects of Groia: Additional Competence Analyses and Judicial Deference
  • Brooke MacKenzie (MacKenzie Barristers) - Empirical Study of Disqualification Motions
  • Andrew Flavelle Martin (UBC) - The Duty to Report a Fellow Lawyer to the Law Society under Rule 7.1-3: Mental Illness and Other Factors

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Topic Two: REGULATION

Panel:  Technology - New Frontiers for Legal Regulation




300: pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Topic Three: JUDICIAL ETHICS

Panel:  Modernizing Ethical Principles for Judges: Progress to Date




  • Richard Devlin (Dalhousie) - Which part of no don't you understand? The Federal Court v the Canadian Judicial Council

Dinner, Law Society of Ontario in Convocation Hall, 130 Queen St. W. - 7:00 pm Reception (cash bar), 7:30 pm Dinner - Please enter through EAST Door

SATURDAY - Osgoode Hall Law School

8:30 am - 9: 15 am CALE Meeting (Junior Common Room)

8:30 am - 9:15 am Breakfast

9:15 am - 12:00 pm Topic Four: TEACHING

Deanne Sowter (Calgary) and Noel Semple [Windsor])

9:15 am – 10:30 am Panel One

  • Richard Devlin (Dalhousie) - Recent Developments at Dalhousie in Teaching Ethics and Professionalism
  • Alice Woolley (Calgary) and Deanne Sowter (Calgary) – Addressing Academic Misconduct
  • Cristina Toteda (McGill) - Practicing Law in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism Classroom

10:30 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Two

  • Jula Hughes (UNB) - Guided Reflective Journaling on ethics in a 1L Negotiation Exercise
  • Emanuel Tucsa (Osgoode) and Winston Benn (University of Trinidad and Tobago) - The Affects of Intellectual Courage in Legal Education
  • Erika Abner (Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto) - Ethics Assessment Across Professions: A Scoping Review

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks

12:15 pm Lunch (Boxed)