24th Annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture: Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access to Justice (March 10)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 16:30
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Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Schulich School of Law
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Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society cordially invite you to attend the twenty-fourth annual F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics.

Rethinking Outreach for Greater Access to Justice”

Rebecca L. Sandefur
Associate Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Room 105, Weldon Law Building

Rebecca Sandefur published Access Across America, the first state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice. Released by the American Bar Foundation in 2011, the report was co-authored with University of California-Berkeley Ph.D. 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.

For more details on the annual lecture series, including videos of past lectures, visit the F.B. Wickwire Memorial Lecture in Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics page, located in the Public Lectures section of the Schulich School of Law website at www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html.  

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 practised 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 Nova Scotia 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 Society and the development of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia, he earned the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service from the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association posthumously in October 1991.