Meeting Your Professional Obligations: New Ethical Issues in Virtual Advocacy 

May 4, 2021

CBA Skilled Lawyer Series

Meeting Your Professional Obligations: New Ethical Issues in Virtual Advocacy (Recording)

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2021, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET (Recording)

Understanding how current rules of professional conduct apply in remote proceedings is absolutely essential for all lawyers today. In addition, you need clarity on what are the increasing requirements for technological competencies, emerging communications issues for witnesses and opposing counsel and how to maintain professionalism when conducting litigation from home. Join our panel of experts to help you get up to date on what you need to know to comply with your mounting ethics and professional obligations.

  • Ensuring appropriate and ample communication and cooperation with opposing counsel
  • Making sure you do not improperly influence witnesses during examinations in a virtual courtroom
  • Securing privilege: Break time, open mics, ear buds and not getting tripped up
  • Dealing with self represented litigants in a virtual environment
  • What COVID Policies should you have in place: Protecting your clients and co-workers
  • CBA resources: Digital Ethics in a Digital World


The Honourable Chief Judge Melissa Gillespie, Provincial Court of British Columbia
Gideon Christian, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Eli Mogil, McCarthy Tetrault
Ewa Krajewska, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 


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    May 4, 2021
    12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time


    CBA Members: $75
    CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $50
    CBA Student Members: $15
    Non-Members: $300
    Government: $150
    Plus applicable taxes

    This is the 7th program in the Litigation stream. You can purchase the full 8-webinar series at a package rate.


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