On this episode, we chat with civil/regulatory lawyer Brooke MacKenzie about the tricky issues of legal ethics and professional conduct.
Topics: duty of technological competence; conflict issues in multi-national law firms; lawyers' duty of confidentiality re their spouses; and our Ask-Me-Anything Segment.
⚫ What is the practical effect of a lawyer's duty of technological competence? (5:46) ⚫ How have courts addressed whether branches of large law firms are "part" of the same firm? (25:56) ⚫ Are lawyers required to keep their client's information from their own spouses? (15:14) ⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (39:09) 🔵What do you think of the Law Society's recent motion to implement a mandatory minimum wage for articling students? (39:30) 🔵How can lawyers ethically defend their clients in cases where they know that their client is "guilty" / liable for the thing that they are charged with? (42:56) 🔵Are there best “billing” practices to ensure that the client is being fairly charged while also ensuring that the lawyer’s actual work is reflected? (46:59) 🔵 What are some resources that lawyers (particularly lawyers in solo or boutique practices) can employ when faced with ethical dilemmas? (50:57)
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