Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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  Related articles for review:

The trials of Joe GroiaThe Globe and Mail

The horrible crime of incivilityThe Globe and Mail

LSUC pursuing civility at expense of justice
Law Times


Questions? Bryan Jones • bjones@heenan.ca
416 360.3562


* This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1.5 Professionalism Hours and the Barreau du Québec for 1.5 hours of CLE Credit. Application pending for accreditation by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) for 1.5 hours of CPD Credit.

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Please keep a copy of your reciept by the Law Society of Upper Canada if applying this programme to your annual CPD requirements.



Does Zealous Advocacy have a Future in Canada? 

Heenan Blaikie



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What are the appropriate limits to “vigorous” advocacy?  When and how does it constitute professional misconduct in the form of “incivility”? What is the role of the Law Society when the presiding judge has not objected to counsel's conduct? In June, the Law Society of Upper Canada ruled in its high profile discipline hearing that Joe Groia crossed the “civility” line during his successful defence of John Felderhof. Groia’s case, now on appeal, has sparked wide and heated discussion. On Thursday, December 6, a panel of leading Canadian jurists will debate the impact of this and other developments on lawyers and their clients across the country.  Come and join the discussion, either in person or by live-stream, in what promises to be a spirited and informative evening.  Wine and cheese will follow at the live event.

Net proceeds from the evening, and any additional contributions, will go to a fund to defray a portion of Joe Groia’ s costs in his ongoing proceedings with the Law Society. The articles below provide additional background information about the case.
George J. Karayannides
Heenan Blaikie
The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C.
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., L.L.D., D.C.L.
Senior Partner, Greenspan Partners
Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C.
Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault
David M. Humphrey
Partner, Greenspan Humphrey Lavine
Alice Woolley
Professor of Law and Director of Admissions,
University of Calgary
Author, Understanding Lawyers' Ethics in Canada
Co-author & Co-editor, Lawyers' Ethics and Professional Regulation, 2nd ed.


Partners & Counsel $250.00 $125.00
Associates $150.00 $75.00
Articling Students $50.00 $25.00
Law Students $20.00 $10.00
Anyone else who wants to come $150.00 $75.00
** Live Stream details are provided upon registration