Confidentiality, Conflicts and Ethical Advertising

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Held on April 25, 2017

Brought to you by the Basics of Law Course Committee

In this webinar, experienced practitioners will address issues arising from confidentiality, conflicts and ethical advertising.


  • Duties to the client
  • How does it fit in with privilege?
  • Beauty contests: beware!
  • When disclosure is permitted


  • General principles
  • Confidentiality screens
  • Representing more than one client
  • Transferring to a new firm
  • Business transactions with clients

Ethical Advertising:

  • Do lawyers/agents need rules on advertising?
  • Rules on advertising in Model Code
  • Changes to the rules on lawyer advertising in Ontario
  • Has the Law Society in Ontario gone far enough?
  • Role of lawyers ‎in policing ethical advertising  


Barbara J. Murchie Bennett Jones LLP
Carol Hitchman Gardiner Roberts LLP


Jeilah Chan Bennett Jones LLP

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains Professionalism or Ethics where applicable

If you wish to receive CPD accreditation for this webinar please write to when you have completed viewing the recording. Please provide the CPD code as provided in the recording.

 Law Society of Upper Canada

1 h - Professionalism

 Barreau du Québec

 1 hr

 Law Society of British Columbia

1 h - Ethics

 Law Society of Saskatchewan


 Law Society of Manitoba

1 h - Ethics

 Law Society of Alberta

1 h - Ethics

 New York CLE Board

1 h - Ethics