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Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple 2017 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple

Law Publications

In common law Northern Europe and in Australasia, a wave of reform has been transforming legal services regulation since roughly 1980. Old structures and approaches, based on the principles of professionalism and lawyer independence, are being replaced in these jurisdictions by new ones that prioritize competition and consumer interests. In the United States this has conspicuously not happened, leaving intact a regulatory approach whose broad outlines have changed little in the past 100 years.

Thus, I have argued that the legal services regulatory regimes of the common law world today are bifurcated into (i) a competitive-consumerist paradigm apparent in the ...


Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple 2017 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple

Law Publications

When lawyers elect the leaders of their self-regulatory organizations, what sort of people do they vote for? How do the selection processes for elite lawyer sub-groups affect the diversity and efficacy of those groups? This article quantitatively assesses the demographic and professional diversity of leadership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

After many years of underrepresentation, in 2015 visible minority members and women were elected in numbers proportionate to their shares of Ontario lawyers. Regression analysis suggests that being non-white was not a disadvantage in the 2015 election, and being female actually conferred an advantage in attracting lawyers’ votes ...


Seeking Common Sense For The Common Law Of Common Interest In The D.C. Circuit, Jared S. Sunshine 2016 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Seeking Common Sense For The Common Law Of Common Interest In The D.C. Circuit, Jared S. Sunshine

Catholic University Law Review

Privilege law can be frustrated by the complexity of modern legal actions involving ramified enterprises engaging with their peers. To protect such allied parties cooperating in litigation or other legal matters, courts have innovated doctrines extending discovery protections to such postures under the names of co-client, joint defense, and common interest privilege. The niceties of these doctrines have proven unclear, however, particularly in the challenging situation of competing companies whose collusion or combinations must be monitored for antitrust concerns. Following a thorough overview of each doctrine and identifying how they overlap and differ, a focused examination of multi-party privilege law ...


Vol. 51, No. 05 (September 19, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 05 (September 19, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Surviving The Storm 2016: Employee Benefit Compliance & Employment Law Update, George Thompson, Brooks R. Magratten, Mark A. Pogue, Kelli Viera, Cecily Banks, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Marsh & McLennan Agency

Surviving The Storm 2016: Employee Benefit Compliance & Employment Law Update, George Thompson, Brooks R. Magratten, Mark A. Pogue, Kelli Viera, Cecily Banks, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 04 (September 12, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 04 (September 12, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Indigenous Lawyers In Canada: Identity, Professionalization, Law, Sonia Lawrence, Signa A. Daum Shanks 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Indigenous Lawyers In Canada: Identity, Professionalization, Law, Sonia Lawrence, Signa A. Daum Shanks

Sonia Lawrence

For Indigenous communities and individuals in Canada, "Canadian" law has been a mechanism of assimilation, colonial governance and dispossession, a basis for the assertion of rights, and a method of resistance. How do Indigenous lawyers in Canada make sense of these contradictory threads and their roles and responsibilities? This paper urges attention to the lives and experiences of Indigenous lawyers, noting that the number of self-identified Indigenous lawyers has been rapidly growing since the 1990s. At the same time, Indigenous scholars are focusing on the work of revitalizing Indigenous law and legal orders. Under these conditions, Indigenous lawyers occupy a ...


Indigenous Lawyers In Canada: Identity, Professionalization, Law, Sonia Lawrence, Signa A. Daum Shanks 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Indigenous Lawyers In Canada: Identity, Professionalization, Law, Sonia Lawrence, Signa A. Daum Shanks

Signa A. K. Daum Shanks

For Indigenous communities and individuals in Canada, "Canadian" law has been a mechanism of assimilation, colonial governance and dispossession, a basis for the assertion of rights, and a method of resistance. How do Indigenous lawyers in Canada make sense of these contradictory threads and their roles and responsibilities? This paper urges attention to the lives and experiences of Indigenous lawyers, noting that the number of self-identified Indigenous lawyers has been rapidly growing since the 1990s. At the same time, Indigenous scholars are focusing on the work of revitalizing Indigenous law and legal orders. Under these conditions, Indigenous lawyers occupy a ...


Rwu's New 'Rising Tide' Of Educational Opportunity 9-8-2016, Roger Williams University 2016 Roger Williams University

Rwu's New 'Rising Tide' Of Educational Opportunity 9-8-2016, Roger Williams University

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 03 (September 5, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 03 (September 5, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple 2016 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple

Noel Semple

When lawyers elect the leaders of their self-regulatory organizations, what sort of people do they vote for? How do the selection processes for elite lawyer sub-groups affect the diversity and efficacy of those groups? This article quantitatively assesses the demographic and professional diversity of leadership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

After many years of underrepresentation, in 2015 visible minority members and women were elected in numbers proportionate to their shares of Ontario lawyers. Regression analysis suggests that being non-white was not a disadvantage in the 2015 election, and being female actually conferred an advantage in attracting lawyers’ votes ...


Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple 2016 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple

Noel Semple

When lawyers elect the leaders of their self-regulatory organizations, what sort of people do they vote for? How do the selection processes for elite lawyer sub-groups affect the diversity and efficacy of those groups? This article quantitatively assesses the demographic and professional diversity of leadership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

After many years of underrepresentation, in 2015 visible minority members and women were elected in numbers proportionate to their shares of Ontario lawyers. Regression analysis suggests that being non-white was not a disadvantage in the 2015 election, and being female actually conferred an advantage in attracting lawyers’ votes ...


Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple 2016 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple

Noel Semple

In common law Northern Europe and in Australasia, a wave of reform has been transforming legal services regulation since roughly 1980. Old structures and approaches, based on the principles of professionalism and lawyer independence, are being replaced in these jurisdictions by new ones that prioritize competition and consumer interests. In the United States this has conspicuously not happened, leaving intact a regulatory approach whose broad outlines have changed little in the past 100 years.

Thus, I have argued that the legal services regulatory regimes of the common law world today are bifurcated into (i) a competitive-consumerist paradigm apparent in the ...


September 2016, 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

September 2016

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No abstract provided.


The Accidental Clinician And The Experienced Director: A Conversation On The Value Of Externships, Marjorie A. Silver 2016 Touro Law Center

The Accidental Clinician And The Experienced Director: A Conversation On The Value Of Externships, Marjorie A. Silver

Marjorie A. Silver

In the summer of 2010, Mary Jo Eyster and Marjorie Silver conversed, via email, about the ways in which externship programs add unique value to the student’s education, separate and apart from their cost-effectiveness as compared to the in-house clinic. The result is this paper, a dialogue between a stand-up teacher who chose to teach the externship seminar and a seasoned clinician.

Mary Jo and Marjorie agree that the well-designed, well-executed program should drive the design, teaching and administration of externships and their accompanying seminars. They share the goals that each of them privilege in the programs they have ...


Newsroom: Kuckes On Grand Jury Secrecy 8/30/2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Kuckes On Grand Jury Secrecy 8/30/2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 02 (August 29, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 02 (August 29, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Transforming Justice, Lawyers And The Practice Of Law, Marjorie A. Silver 2016 Touro Law Center

Transforming Justice, Lawyers And The Practice Of Law, Marjorie A. Silver

Marjorie A. Silver

This is the Preface and Introduction to Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law (forthcoming Carolina Academic Press 2016), an anthology of writings by participants in the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics (PISLAP) and others actively engaged in transforming law, legal education and social justice. It showcases the abundant ways in which lawyers, judges, law professors and others are employing more communitarian, peaceful and healing ways to resolve conflicts, plan legal relationships and achieve justice. It is written for lawyers, law professors, law students and others who share similar goals and are eager to learn new ways ...


The Irony Of Lawyers' Justice In America, Thomas L. Shaffer 2016 Notre Dame Law School

The Irony Of Lawyers' Justice In America, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Symposium: Client Counseling And Moral Responsibility, Thomas L. Shaffer, Deborah L. Rhode, Paul R. Tremblay, Robert F. Cochran 2016 Notre Dame Law School

Symposium: Client Counseling And Moral Responsibility, Thomas L. Shaffer, Deborah L. Rhode, Paul R. Tremblay, Robert F. Cochran

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


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