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
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 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism content in Ontario.
Legal professionals from other jurisdictions should check with their CPD authority.