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Ethics and Commercial Law

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Monday, November 28, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CLEBC Boardroom, 500 – 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver
or attend via live webinar

Who should attend: Lawyers in all practice areas.

Learning level: All levels

Legal ethics courses usually focus on the basic code of conduct obligations, conflicts of interest, and honest dealings with clients, etc.  While these are essential to good practice and maintaining professional standards, some of the deeper and more ethically ambiguous issues which arise in active commercial practice are not addressed.  For example:

  • is the lawyer an independent advisor or just expected to document a transaction where the details and outcome of which have already been decided?
  • when is a lawyer “too close to a client”?  What does this mean, how is it manifested and what are the consequences?
  • what should the lawyer do when his or her personal code of ethics or morals diverges from the client’s instructions?
  • is there a difference between a client asking whether a proposed course of action is “legal” and the client outlining the goal and telling the lawyer to strategize the course of action to achieve it? What is the meaning of “illegal” in the context of advice on commercial matters?

Join us to explore these difficult questions in an interactive discussion format.  Ray Schachter of Synergy Business Lawyers will lead the discussion, which will be based on real cases, Barclays Bank PLC v. Devonshire Trust (Trustee of), and Law Society of Upper Canada v. DeMerchant

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 2 hours which will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

Course Chair
Ray Schachter — Synergy Business Lawyers, Vancouver

Pricing
EARLY BIRD
(Register by October 31, 2016 and SAVE)
Live Course: $200| Student: $100; Live Webinar: $180

After October 31, 2016
Live Course: $220| Student: $120; Live Webinar: $200
Save even more with your CPDone Pass.

Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials and lunch.

Webinar Archive: This course will be added to the Webinar Archive. See below to subscribe.


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CLEBC Program Lawyer
Genevieve Chang
gchang@cle.bc.ca



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