Self-Regulation on Steroids? The Canadian Judicial Council

Monday, January 21, 2019 13:00to14:30
Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 200, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Professor Richard Devlin, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, will speak about some of his recent work, which offers a critique of the Canadian Judicial Council’s complaints and discipline process.

This talk will be of interest to those interested in the study of ethics, judicial institutions, civil procedure, and alternative modes of dispute resolution.

A light lunch will be offered.

About the speaker

Richard Devlin's areas of teaching include Contracts, Jurisprudence, Legal Ethics and Graduate Studies. He has published widely in various journals, nationally and internationally.  Recent books include editing Critical Disability Theory and Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Regulation (2nd ed. 2012).  In 2003, and again in 2010, he received the Hanna and Harold Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching First Year.  In 2008 he was a recipient of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence.  In 2013 he won Dalhousie University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning “Change One Thing Challenge”.  He has been involved in the design, development and delivery of Judicial Education programmes in Canada and abroad for more than 20 years.  In 2012 he agreed to serve as the Founding President of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics.  In 2015 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. 

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