Taking the High Road: The Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Being a Bully

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Legal professionals have a duty to represent their clients skilfully and diligently. For some, this translates into “duty” to zealously advocate on behalf of their clients. Some compound this with the belief that zealous advocacy authorizes abrasiveness, bullying, hardball lawyering and a win-at-all-costs attitude.

These behaviours are a direct contradiction to the duty to be civil and may cross the line between being a zealous advocate and a bully.

In this webinar, Marcel Mongeon will discuss the importance of civility within the legal profession and how it is not consistent with bullying behaviour. Included will be some helpful strategies for dealing with incivility.

Recorded on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism content in Ontario. Approved CPD in British Columbia.

Legal professionals from other jurisdictions should check with their CPD authority.