Integrity and Honour in Criminal Litigation: Hollow Aspirations or Enforceable Standards? - The Honourable Mr. Justice Gary Trotter
A presentation from the sixth colloquium on the legal profession held in March 2006. In furthering our understanding of practicing law with “honour and integrity” this paper asks what it means for barristers to conduct themselves with “honour” and “integrity”? How do we measure “honour” and “integrity” and how can we enforce these norms? Do they involve anything more than being merely honest and courteous?
The Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism was created in September 2000 to maintain and encourage those aspects of the practice of law that make it a learned and proud profession. Composed of representatives of the judiciary, the Law Society, the legal academy and various legal and county law organizations, the Committee acts as a steering committee and a clearinghouse to generate ideas and to make recommendations to other organizations and individuals within the legal community about initiatives to enhance professionalism.