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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.

26th ANNUAL FB WICKWIRE MEMORIAL LECTURE

December 1, 2016
4:30 pm, Rm 105, Weldon Law Building

 

EARLIER LECTURES

FB Wickwire Memorial Lectures: 1991 - 2016

2015/16

25th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"In Search of the Ethical Lawyer"

Professor Richard Devlin
Schulich School of Law

Professor Adam Dodek
University of Ottawa

Professor Alice Woolley
University of Calgary

February 24, 2016

 
2014/15

24th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Bridging the Gap: Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access"

Professor Rebecca L Sandefur
Associate Professor of Sociology and Law
University of Illinois College of Law

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

 
2013/14

23rd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Proactive Regulation of Lawyers: Proof and Possibilities"

Professor Susan Fortney
Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics
Director of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics
Maurice A Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, New York

March 6, 2014

 
2012/13

22nd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Contextualizing Legal Ethics"

Panel Discussion:
Professors Sarah Bradley, Brent Cotter, Meinhard Doelle, Philip Girard, Geoffrey Loomer, Rollie Thompson, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Rapporteur: Professor Stephen GA Pitel, Faculty of Law, Western University

March 15, 2013

 
2011/12

21st Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Access to Justice: Reality, Rhetoric and Recommitment"

Panel Discussion:
The Honourable Mr Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada
Professor Trevor Farrow, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Ms Emma Halpern, Equity Officer Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Moderator:  Mr Dan Campbell, QC, President, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Feb. 29, 2012

 
2010/11


20th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Conflicts of Interest: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Panel Discussion:
The Honourable Joel Fichaud, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal
C Kristin Dangerfield, Senior General Counsel, Law Society of Manitoba
Paul Paton, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Moderator:
Marjorie Hickey, QC, President, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

November 1, 2010

Also see > SLAW.ca - 'The Wickwire Debate - Conflict About Conflicts'

 
2009/10

19th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"The Challenge and Ethics of Government Lawyering"

Professor Adam Dodek
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

March 11, 2010

 
2008/09

18th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"'Doing Wrong' to Do Right: Legal Ethics on the Margin"

Professor Allan Hutchinson
Distinguished Research Professor
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

January 29, 2009

 
2007/08

17th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Lawyers in a Time of Terror"

Professor W Bradley Wendel
Cornell Law School

February 21, 2008

 
2006/07

16th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"The Good Character Requirement"

Professor Alice Woolley
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

February 2007

 
2005/06

15th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"The Legal Reconstruction of Role Morality in Canada 'In the Interests of Justice'"

Professor David M Tanovich
Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

November 17, 2005

 
2004/05

14th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"The Ethics of Representation"

Dr Sheilah L Martin, QC
Code Hunter, Calgary
Former Dean of Law, University of Calgary

October 28, 2004

 
2003/04

13th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Morality, Legality and the Lawyer's Role"

Justice Michel Proulx
Mr David Layton

March 4, 2004

 
2002/03

12th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Reconceptualizing Professional Responsibility"

Professor Rosemary Cairns Way
Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
University of Ottawa

November 21, 2002

 
2001/02

11th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Developing a Culture of Integrity"

Professor Vern Krishna, QC, FRSC, FCGA
Treasurer, The Law Society of Upper Canada
Professor, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

November 6, 2001

 
2000/01

10th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Multi-Disciplinary Professional Practice"

Professor Michael J Trebilcock
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

 
1999/2000

9th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Legal Ethics in Public Service: Three Central Themes"

W Brent Cotter, QC
Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Saskatchewan

 
1998/99

8th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Ethical Lawyering:  A Must in the Matter of Colour"

Professor Esmeralda Thornhill
Professor of Law, Dalhousie University
James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies

 
1997/98

7th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"The Profession, the Media and the Courts:  An Essential yet Complex Relationship"

The Honourable Clair L’Heureux-Dubé
Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

 
1996/97

6th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Lights, Camera, Litigate:  Lawyers as Media Figures in the US and Canada"

Charles W Wolfram
Charles Frank Reavis Sr Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

 
1995/96

5th Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Murder, Silence and Video tapes – The Dilemma of Client Confidentiality"

Joel E Pink, QC
Fellow, International Society of Barristers and American College of Trial Lawyers
Partner, Pink Murray
Part-time lecturer, Dalhousie University

 
1994/95

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
Professor of Law and Political Science
President Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School

 
1993/94

3rd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Representing Unpopular Interests in the 1990s"

Mary Eberts
Partner, Tory, Tory, DesLauriers & Binnington
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Toronto

 
1992/93

2nd Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"A Consideration of Judicial Ethics and Conduct"

Justice T David Marshall
Ontario Court of Justice

 
1991/92

1st Annual FB Wickwire Memorial Lecture

"Clients' Confidences and Candor in the Nova Scotia Rules of Legal Ethics"

Professor Monroe H Freedman
The Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics
Hofstra University