Archive for the ‘ethics’ Category

Are Machines Ethical?

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 16:18

(thanks to Rockwell Center) In an episode of Jonathan Creek (don’t bother to find it, it’s not good) a woman spilled her mother’s ashes on the floor. She went to get a vacuum cleaner from another house but on her return she found the ashes had been stolen. Of course, they hadn’t. Her mother had […]






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International Legal Ethics Conference V Banff

Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 17:17

The fifth International Legal Ethics Conference is now running in Banff, Canada over July 13 and 14. If you’d like to follow what’s happening, the hashtag for Twitter is #ILEC2012.






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Proof It’s Time to Teach Ethics–Part Deux

Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 20:06

(thanks to New Yorker)






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Proof It’s Time to Teach Legal Ethics in the UK…

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 14:36

  City law firms are ticked off because government legal procurement doesn’t seem to be going their way. Legal Week reported on government’s reliance on one or two firms for its banking crisis work, well, mostly one–Slaughter & May. During the Northern Rock crisis it billed government £20 million in fees. The latest beneficiary is […]






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Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 16:25

(thanks to joelp.com) Yesterday I went to a symposium on whether legal ethics should be part of the curriculum. It was organized by Tony King of Clifford Chance. To American readers this will seem a strange event as legal ethics is compulsory in US legal education. I’ve lamented before about this gap. A year ago […]






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