Avoiding Professional Misconduct for In-House Counsel
*This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.5 Professionalism Hours*
12:00 pm – Registration and Lunch
12:30 to 2:00 pm – Program followed by Q & A
W.A. Derry Millar, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP (former Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada)
Brian Wylynko, Managing Director ? Legal, Regional Counsel and Corporate Secretary, FedEx Express Canada
As in-house counsel, you have a variety of ethical obligations, including those under the Rules of Professional Conduct. What are the key ethical rules that in-house counsel need to be aware of? How do you ensure you are in compliance? What should you do when you observe ethical violations or contraventions of the Rules?
Attend this program, especially designed for in-house counsel, to learn how to handle difficult ethical and practice issues, including:
Dealing with whistleblower and disclosure issues
Addressing high-level misconduct
Complying with the Rules concerning civility
What are your “reporting up” obligations?
Avoiding and managing conflicts of interest
Handling requests for personal legal services