Leading-Edge Plenary to Explore the Erosion of the Legal Profession’s Monopoly
Tomorrow at its plenary session at the Alberta Law Conference, Law Society panellists will discuss the erosion of the legal profession’s monopoly.
Plan to attend this important discussion about the future of the legal profession. It will be held on Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Westin Hotel.
The Law Society’s plenary will explore what the monopoly is in today’s world, who is making inroads and why, and whether these inroads can be justified as an access to justice solution.
Find out what the Law Society’s recent surveys of the public and the profession tell us about these issues. Learn about the growth of non-lawyer legal service delivery in the province. And discover 10 things lawyers can do to help manage the erosion in this challenging environment.
Law Society presenters for the Law Society will be Douglas R. Mah, QC, President and Steve Raby, QC, President-Elect, and guest presenter will be Darrel Pink, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Barristers Society.
Doug Mah will discuss the context of legal services delivery in Alberta, and will share the research outcomes and conclusions drawn from the Alternate Delivery of Legal Services project on legal service delivery in Alberta.
Guest presenter Darrel Pink will speak about new and varying models of legal service delivery, and the erosion of self-governance around the globe.
Steve Raby will facilitate a discussion on the access to legal services problems in Alberta and Canada and strategies for the legal profession.
The plenary is part of the Alberta Law Conference hosted by CBA Alberta.