Canons of Legal Ethics (Throwback Thursday)

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Canons of Legal Ethics, 1921

Upholding the integrity of its members has always been of paramount importance to the Law Society. In 1921, the benchers unanimously resolved to adopt the Canons of Legal Ethics of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. It was made a bylaw and was printed in the Rules of Court published by the King’s Printer in Regina. The Canons set out a lawyer’s duty to the state, the court, the clients, fellow lawyers, and to the lawyer as an individual. The Canons were expanded into the Code of Professional Conduct in the ’70s. On January 1, 1978, the Code of Professional Conduct became effective and observance of the Code was made a condition of membership in the Law Society.

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