F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

Frederick B. (Ted) Wickwire was educated in Halifax, received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1959 and his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1962 from Dalhousie University, and practiced in the field of corporate and commercial law with a special interest in property rights. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1978. His service to Dalhousie University involved 13 years as a member of the Board of Governors.

A senior partner in the firm of MacInnes Wilson Flinn Wickwire, in 1977 he was appointed the first chairman of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission. He worked tirelessly to ensure that Nova Scotia barristers maintained a level of uncompromised professionalism. To this end he served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society's Legal Ethics Committee and oversaw the creation of a new handbook on ethics and professional conduct for Nova Scotia lawyers. His service to the legal profession culminated in his election as president of the Barristers' Society in June 1990, a position he held at the time of his death on March 22, 1991.

For his work with both the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the development of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia, he posthumously won the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service from the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association in October 1991.

The Schulich School of Law is pleased to co-sponsor this series with the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.

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