Increasingly courts must address their attention to written material to determine if it is insulting, vexatious or scandalous. Such material can, in turn lead to an ethical complaint about a legal professional who has written the material. This course will examine four ethical aspects of legal writing. The course will allow participants to be more ethically aware in their writing.
-What are the rules for court documents?
-Understand the duty to cite adverse authority and how to make it work for you.
-The need for civility in legal writing.
-Understanding how ghostwriting can lead to ethical problems.
Recording from Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Presenter: Marcel Mongeon
This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism content in Ontario. Approved CPD in British Columbia.
Legal professionals in all other jurisdictions should check with your authority.