Joint Professionalism Training

 Joint Professionalism Training

Winter Term

Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Moot Court Room (J250)

                   Evaluation:                          Essay Assignment
                                                                due Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00 am (via


                  9:00- 9:05 am                   Welcome
Associate Dean Andrew Green 

                    9:05 - 11:00 am                     Diversity Training
                                                                  Tanya De Mello, Ryerson University, Director of Human Rights Services

                    11:00 am - 12:00 noon          Breakout Discussions* (various lawyers)
Students are assigned alphabetically by last name to one 
                                                                  of 8 different rooms (see below).
                                                                  Everyone should return to the Moot Court Room for lunch at noon.

                    12:00 - 1:00 pm                     Lunch

                     1:00 - 2:30 pm                      Communicating with Indigenous Clients
                                                                   Amanda Carling, Aboriginal Legal Services, Board President
                                                                   Jonathan Rudin, Aboriginal Legal Services Program Director
                                                                   Communicating Effectively with Indigenous Clients

                      2:30 - 3:15 pm                      Academic Misconduct 
                                                                   Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean, Academic
                                                                   Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters 

                                                                  * Breakout Rooms

                                                                    Group 1           Jackman 225—A. Amy through S. Cho
                                                                    Group 2           Jackman 230— J. Chow through B. Felsher
                                                                    Group 3           Jackman 125—J. Feng through M. Huang
                                                                    Group 4           Jackman 130— A. Hulchanski through H. Lee
                                                                    Group 5           P 105— S. Lee through S. Nault
                                                                    Group 6           P 115— S. Nematallah through V. Sectakof
                                                                    Group 7           Falconer 3—C. Seeley through M. Wiwatowski
                                                                    Group 8           Falconer 1— S. Wodhams through Y. Zheng

Fall Term

Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Moot Court Room (J250)

                      Evaluation:                        Essay Assignment
                                                                 due Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 am (via


                      9:00- 9:10 am                     Welcome
                                                                 Dean Edward Iacobucci

                      9:10 - 10:00 am                  Professionalism and Self-Care
Yukimi Henry, Manager, Academic/Personal Counselling and Wellness
                                                                 Legal Professionalism and Self-Care (Powerpoint presentation) 

                      10:00 - 11:15 am                 Everyday Ethics Problems (various lawyers)
                                                                  Everyday Problems                                                               
                                                                  RPC index - website updated July 24, 2017

                                                                  LSO - Complete Rules of Professional Conduct
                                                                  Breakout group schedules*

11:30 am - 12:00 noon        Entering a Regulated Profession
Will Morrison, Law Society of Ontario
                                                                  Entering a Regulated Profession (Powerpoint)

                      12:00 - 1:00 pm                   Lunch               

                      1:00 - 2:30 pm                     Ethics and Professionalism in the Criminal Justice System
Justice Shaun Nakatsuru, Superior Court of Justice
                                                                  R v Armitage
                                                                  R v Jackson
                                                                  R v Morris
                                                                  R v Morris - Appendix A 

                       2:30 - 3:15 pm                    Professional Communication and Conduct and Your Reputation
Andrew Shaughnessy, Torys LLP
                                                                  Professionalism: I wish I knew then what I know now (Powerpoint)

                       3:15 - 4:00 pm                    Professionalism for International Human Advocates
                                                                  Samer Muscati and Yolanda Song, International Human Rights Program
                                                                  Professionalism for International Human Rights Advocates (Powerpoint)