Crown Law Symposium

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (All day)
Name of Organization: 
Agnes E. MacNeil and Kathleen McManus with Schulich Law School
Schulich School of Law

The inaugural Crown Law Symposium will be held on June 12, 2019 in Halifax at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.  The day long Symposium is planned in conjunction with and is organized in partnership with the Schulich School of Law for counsel in the Atlantic Provinces including federal, provincial, municipal and in-house counsel for various government bodies and the private sector, to discuss issues related to the practice of crown law.

The topics include Legal Ethics, an update on significant cases, Standard of Review (the new trilogy),  Indigenous Consultation and Reconciliation (Federal and Australian Directives re litigaiton) and  Views from the Bench - expectations of Crown Counsel as officers of the court and in litigation with self-represented persons.  Speakers include Chief Justice Wood and Justice Bourgeois, NS Court of Appeal; Justice Rennie, Federal Court of Appeal; Dean Cameron and Professor Diana Ginn, Schulich School of Law;  Geoffrey Bickert, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Justice Canada; Tilly Pillay, QC, Executive Diretor, NS Barristers' Society; Professor Andrew Martin, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC and Ed Gores, QC, Senior Counsel, NS Department of Justice.

There is no registration fee, but a response is required no later than May 29, 2019.  Confirmation of attendance can be sent to either Co-Chair at their respective email addresses: or