Ethics and Legal Writing

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Description

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.

Objectives:

-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.