Tag Archives: responsibility

Robes and Ribbons: “Occupy” Responsibility

On Wednesday, November 30, hundreds of lawyers and law students alike will be gathering outside of courthouses across British Columbia. No, this will not just be another day at the office in front of judge and jury. This time, a group…

Do Lawyers Need More Transparent Regulation?

Post by Randall Ryder The Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, has indicated that he is in process of removing a District Attorney who is currently under fire for sending inappropriate text messages. As the Governor notes, however, the alleged misconduct had…

Legal Advice vs. Legal Information

For the public, the difference between legal advice and legal information may not be entirely clear; or even important.  But for lawyers the distinction is of paramount importance.  You see, lawyers have to be very careful about what kind of…

Tim’s Law–Vince Li’s attack on Tim McLean

March 6, 2009 Chinta Puxley The Canadian Press WINNIPEG–The family of a man who was beheaded on a Greyhound bus says his killer is "getting away with murder," but the judge who found him not criminally responsible for the "barbaric"…

Waiting on government for access to justice?

If we really care about access to justice in this country then we should be prepared to do something now instead of waiting for government.  As soon as the economy falters governments rush to cut services—usually to the most vulnerable…