Ethics workshop - 12 March 2019
Approx $34.39 USD
Ethics lessons from the Lawyer X affair
Solicitors have a fiduciary and ethical duty to keep their clients' confidences and they also have a paramount duty to the court and the administration of justice. Over the past months details have emerged publicly about a registered police informer who was also a barrister involved in criminal trials. It is timely for all solicitors to refresh their minds about these fundamental ethical duties and to consider what immediate lessons should be learnt.
The Royal Commission established by the Victorian Government will be examining many of these matters in great detail, with the public hearings likely to begin in the latter part of March.
This highly interactive workshop will focus generally on the ethical challenges raised by these events and other (de-identified) frequently asked questions from callers to our ethics hotline.