Ethics in Your Practice


Ethical Practices Self-Evaluation Tool

The CBA is helping you to build a better ethical infrastructure in Canadian legal practice. The ethical practices project gives lawyers and law firms practical guidance on law firm structures, policies and procedures. It also helps to ensure that ethical duties to clients, third parties and the public are fulfilled.

Designed to encourage your firm to explore and discuss legal practices, it can help you:

  • Increase professionalism within your firm
  • Reaffirm your commitment to ethical practices
  • Yield tangible risk management returns
  • Reduce your firm’s exposure to disciplinary complaints and malpractice actions

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Technology and Professional Ethics

Given the prevalence of technology in today’s legal practices, the CBA’s technology and professional ethics guide will help you spot potential ethical issues related to the use of technology. Practising Ethically with Technology directs you to resources, best practices and solutions for common ethical challenges, such as:

  • Confidentiality
  • Security
  • Marketing
  • Providing services electronically
  • Accessibility