Legal Research Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Nov. 19, 2020
vancouver Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

ONLINE MEETING: Kapoor v. The Law Society of Saskatchewan - A Lawyer's Ethical Duty to Bring Attention to Non-Binding Authorities
This meeting is being hosted by the Legal Research Section.

Speaker(s): Catherine Whitehead, Associate in the Resarch and Opinions Group at Lawson Lundell LLP
Time: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour of Ethics

In Kapoor v. The Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2019 SKCA 85, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal held that a lawyer has an ethical duty to bring to the Court’s attention non-binding adverse authorities. In this presentation, Catherine Whitehead  reviews Kapoor and other relevant authorities, and discusses the extent of a lawyer’s obligation to bring authorities to the attention of the court and tribunals. 

Speaker Bio

Catherine Whitehead is an associate in the Research and Opinions Group at Lawson Lundell LLP. She has experience in conducting research and drafting legal opinions on a broad spectrum of topics, including tort law principles, domestic and foreign legislation, and court procedural rules. Before joining Lawson Lundell, she helped write and edit a book on sports and recreational liability law in Canada, and more recently was a speaker at the Continuing Legal Education course, Legal Research 2019.

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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