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SCC poised to hear landmark Groia case on lawyer ‘incivility’

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 11:24 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

An overflow crowd of lawyers is expected at the Supreme Court Nov. 6 to watch a much-anticipated lawyer “incivility” test case that could define the boundaries of barristers’ zealous legal representation and of law societies’ powers to regulate courtroom advocacy.

Toronto securities litigator Joseph GroiaPractically every national bar group in the country has intervened to have its say in the potentially landmark case that was sparked by the Ontario law society’s controversial 2013 decision to discipline prominent Toronto securities litigator Joseph Groia for his no-holds-barred (and...