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Amendment to professional conduct rules raises debate at LSUC Convocation

Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 8:54 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Convocation on June 29 raised some heated debate over a motion to amend the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding the provision of legal opinions.

William McDowell, Professional Regulation Committee, LSUCWilliam McDowell, chair of the Professional Regulation Committee, presented the motion and said the line to be added to the Commentary to the Law Society Rule 3.1-2 is “a lawyer should only express his or her legal opinion when it is genuinely held and is provided to the standard of a...