Day: January 20, 2016

This Week in Legal Ethics – New Professional Conduct Rulings

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LegalEthicsBannerBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Last week, I discussed how the Law Society’s Ethics Committee reviews specific fact situations involving lawyers that fall within the ethical “grey area” and makes Professional Conduct Rulings that are published anonymously as guidance for the profession. As luck would have it,  this week the Committee has released three new rulings in the areas of:

  • Real Estate – Deposits held for an opposing party; dealing with unrepresented parties
  • Immigration; Civil Litigation  – Conflict of interest
  • Family Law – Undertakings and trust conditions

For your convenience, I’ve listed the rulings below but they can also be found in our Professional Conduct Rulings Database. These rulings will also be in our next edition of the Benchers’ Digest, due out at the end of January.      Read the rest of this entry »