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Why Do We Regulate Lawyers?

This is my first legal ethics column for Slaw. I am delighted and honoured to be taking the place of my former colleague, mentor, and all-around legal ethics and regulation rock star, Malcolm Mercer, who recently assumed the role of Chair of Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal. In the coming months and beyond, I look forward to using this space to consider rules of professional conduct and discipline; governance issues in lawyer regulation; legal education and training; and the future of legal servic...
Tags: Law, Society, Alberta, Legal Ethics, Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Law Society, Malcolm, Gillian Hadfield, Alice Woolley, Malcolm Mercer, Lisa Trabucco, Ontario The Society, Michael J Trebilcock, Professional Organization Committee Ministry

Working Toward a Random Sample in Law

As more scholars are looking at doing statistical of case law, I wanted to give some advice on how to do that given the way court decisions are written and published. The first thing to understand about a dataset of case law is that it is not representative of a sample of all the matters that appear before the courts. Jury verdicts and many oral reasons in various areas of law are never written down, so they are not distributed to CanLII and other publishers. This is particularly common for rout...
Tags: Law, Supreme Court of Canada, Legal Information, Lexum, Frédéric Pelletier, Lisa Trabucco