Canadian Association for Legal Ethics reveals awards and new directors

Long-serving legal scholars Richard Devlin and Amy Salyzyn will continue to lead CALE

Canadian Association for Legal Ethics reveals awards and new directors
Amy Salyzyn

Long-serving legal scholars Richard Devlin and Amy Salyzyn will continue to lead The Canadian Association for Legal Ethics in 2020 as chair and president, respectively.

CALE/ACEJ elected its directors for the 2019 to 2020 term during its annual meeting and conference from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 at the University of Windsor.

In a news post, CALE/ACEJ announced that its directors for the 2019-2020 term are Basil Alexander, Brent Cotter, Richard Devlin, Jula Hughes, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Pooja Parmar, Stephen Pitel, Marie-Claude Rigaud, Alain Roussy, Amy Salyzyn and Noel Semple.

Allan Hutchinson won an award for lifetime contributions to legal ethics and Jennifer Leitch won for best paper by a junior scholar, Devlin announced.

In a subsequent meeting, Devlin was elected chairman of the board, Salyzyn as president and chief information officer, Pitel as vice president and Alexander as corporate secretary and treasurer. Frances Chapman was elected conference coordinator.

The organization’s members also thanked departing director Elaine Craig for her service.

In her report to the members, Salyzyn highlighted the association’s formal name change to a bilingual name, the revived process for the two annual awards, and the role CALE/ACEJ is playing in the Canadian Judicial Council’s efforts to create a new version of Ethical Principles for Judges.

CALE/ACEJ announced that Lakehead University has agreed to host the 2020 conference, while the 2021 conference is slated to be held in western Canada.

The conference featured three research panels, as well as a teaching panel and a professional regulation panel. Professor Rebecca Roiphe of New York Law School delivered a keynote address on prosecutorial independence in the United States, where she examined the degree to which it has been eroded during the Trump administration.

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