FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
Frederick B (Ted) Wickwire was educated in Halifax and 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 thirteen years as a member of the Board of Governors.
He was 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. Mr Wickwire 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 won the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service from the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association posthumously in October 1991.
The Schulich School of Law is pleased to co-sponsor this series with the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.
27th ANNUAL FB WICKWIRE MEMORIAL LECTURE
October 27, 2017
FB Wickwire Memorial Lectures: 1991 - 2016
26th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"The Ethics of Sexual Assault Lawyering"
Professor Elaine Craig
December 1, 2016
25th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"In Search of the Ethical Lawyer"
Professor Richard Devlin
Professor Adam Dodek
Professor Alice Woolley
February 24, 2016
24th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Bridging the Gap: Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access"
Professor Rebecca L Sandefur
Rebecca Sandefur published Access Across America, the first state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the US public in accessing civil justice. Released by the American Bar Foundation in 2011, the report was co-authored with University of California-Berkeley PhD student Aaron C Smyth. In her Wickwire Lecture, Professor Sandefur will address her new research examining how people think about and handle their justice problems, and discuss her findings in the context of improvements to service delivery and design.Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics
March 10, 2015
23rd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Proactive Regulation of Lawyers: Proof and Possibilities"
Professor Susan Fortney
March 6, 2014
22nd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Contextualizing Legal Ethics"
Rapporteur: Professor Stephen GA Pitel, Faculty of Law, Western University
March 15, 2013
21st Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Access to Justice: Reality, Rhetoric and Recommitment"
Moderator: Mr Dan Campbell, QC, President, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Feb. 29, 2012
"Conflicts of Interest: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
November 1, 2010
19th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"The Challenge and Ethics of Government Lawyering"
Professor Adam Dodek
March 11, 2010
18th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"'Doing Wrong' to Do Right: Legal Ethics on the Margin"
Professor Allan Hutchinson
January 29, 2009
17th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
Professor W Bradley Wendel
February 21, 2008
16th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"The Good Character Requirement"
Professor Alice Woolley
15th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
Professor David M Tanovich
November 17, 2005
14th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"The Ethics of Representation"
Dr Sheilah L Martin, QC
October 28, 2004
13th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Morality, Legality and the Lawyer's Role"
Justice Michel Proulx
March 4, 2004
12th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Reconceptualizing Professional Responsibility"
Professor Rosemary Cairns Way
November 21, 2002
11th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Developing a Culture of Integrity"
Professor Vern Krishna, QC, FRSC, FCGA
November 6, 2001
10th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Multi-Disciplinary Professional Practice"
Professor Michael J Trebilcock
9th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Legal Ethics in Public Service: Three Central Themes"
W Brent Cotter, QC
8th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Ethical Lawyering: A Must in the Matter of Colour"
Professor Esmeralda Thornhill
7th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"The Profession, the Media and the Courts: An Essential yet Complex Relationship"
The Honourable Clair L’Heureux-Dubé
6th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Lights, Camera, Litigate: Lawyers as Media Figures in the US and Canada"
Charles W Wolfram
5th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Murder, Silence and Video tapes – The Dilemma of Client Confidentiality"
Joel E Pink, QC
4th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"A Lot of Knowledge is a Dangerous thing: Will the Legal Profession Survive the Knowledge Explosion?"
Professor Harry W Arthurs
3rd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Representing Unpopular Interests in the 1990s"
2nd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"A Consideration of Judicial Ethics and Conduct"
Justice T David Marshall
1st Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture
"Clients' Confidences and Candor in the Nova Scotia Rules of Legal Ethics"
Professor Monroe H Freedman