The International Legal Ethics Conference V (ILEC V) — now only four weeks away — will involve a number of Calgary law professors, lawyers, alumni and judges, as well as legal academics, practitioners, regulators and judges from across Canada, the United States and aboard (Australia, Czech Republic, China, Croatia, England, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Tanzania). The Conference, to be held July 12 - 14 in Banff, is sponsored by Miller Thomson.
Professor Alice Woolley is Co-Chair of ILEC V and a member of the Conference’s organizing Committee, Programming Committee and Fundraising Committee. Alice will present a paper on “Moral Pluralism and Legal Practice” and chair a panel on Professional Introspections: Internal and External Models and Comparisons. Dean Ian Holloway will chair a roundtable discussing the topic Should an Undergraduate Degree in Law Become the Basic United States Law Degree. Professor Jennifer Koshan will chair a panel on Legal Ethics and Gender Equality and Professor Jonnette Watson Hamilton will chair two panels, one on Challenging and Defending Lawyers’ Professional Independence and the other on Gender Equality in the Legal Profession.
Justice Judith Snider (LLB 1981) of the Federal Court of Canada Trial Division will be presenting at a roundtable on Judicial Ethics in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities. Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Justice Adèle Kent will chair a panel on Judges, Tribunals and Ethical Standards. Susan Billington (LLB ’85), Policy and Program Counsel at the Law Society of Alberta in Calgary, will present a paper on “Legal Service Delivery in Alberta: Lawyer and Non-Lawyer Legal Services Delivery” and chair a panel on Access to Justice and Pro Bono. Ross McLeod, the Practice Advisor for the Law Society of Alberta, will chair a roundtable on ABA Ethics 20/20. Len Polsky of MacPherson Leslie and Tyerman LLP will chair and act as a commentator for a panel on The Challenges of Virtual Law Practice and Social Media.