Solicitor-Client Privilege in the Digital Age 

1 nov. 2019
Fredericton NB

November 1, 2019 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ATL) • LSNB Office (68 Avonlea Court) & via Webcast

CHAIR: Amber Chisholm, PLEIS, FrederictonFredericton

As our legal practices and our society moves increasingly toward digitization, a number of ethical dilemmas are arising relating to the adoption of technologies that can improve our practice. More specifically, it appears that the principle of solicitor-client privilege has been under siege in Canada in 2019, from the ongoing battle with the Canada Border Services Agency to protect lawyers’ cellphones from being searched to the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the question as to whether the federal government can claim privilege over their interactions with former Minister of Justice Wilson-Raybould. 

As lawyers, it is time to reflect on how we can best protect solicitor-client privilege in an age where our practices have become increasingly globalized and digitized. This panel will explore the current landscape of solicitor-client privilege jurisprudence in Canada and discuss key issues relating to protecting the constitutional rights of our clients when it comes to our digital devices. 
John Barry, Q.C., Cox & Palmer, Saint John
Julie Leblanc Hultberg, Associate, Stewart McKelvey, Moncton
Sarah Dever LetsonPartner, Stewart McKelvey, Saint John

In this session, volunteers with the Canadian Bar Association will give an overview of the benefits and opportunities that come with membership in the CBA, focusing on CBA Advantage, the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, as well as professional development & networking opportunities through Section involvement. A representative from the Young Lawyers Section as well as a representative from CBA- NB’s Executive Committee will follow the presentation by sharing insights on their experience as CBA volunteers and highlighting existing opportunities to get involved. 

Linda Ippolito, Senior Partner, Sheridan, Ippolito Family & Estate Lawyers
Preston Parsons, Lawyer, Overholt Law
Candice Pollack, Executive Director, AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA
Steven Christie, McInnes Cooper and President, Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick

4:30 pm - Join the Young Lawyers Forum for a Social Event at Grimross Brewing 

                 (600 Bishop Dr., Fredericton)


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    Ginette Little
    Coordinatrice du programme DP