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Managing the Practice of Investing in Clients

The practice of lawyers investing in clients’ businesses is current and growing. Past experience with this type of activity (which includes taking equity positions in the form of shares of stock) has taught us that this practice raises significant issues which need to be managed. This booklet (Download PDF) will explain the issues you should… Read More »

Categories: Conflicts of Interest, Ethics, Finances, Managing Booklets

Don’t slip down that slope! Don’t let personal issues lead you to bend the rules

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At least two of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s discipline decisions in the last few months referenced a lawyer’s “loss of moral compass.” Even honest and well-intentioned lawyers have, when under pressure or when suffering from illness, addiction or a personal crisis, succumbed to the belief that it’s perfectly fine to bend the rules… Read More »

Categories: 2015 September Blue Sky, Articles, Could This Happen to You?, Difficult clients, Ethics, Fraud, Wellness
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