The university sector faces enormous economic and legal pressures that are driving rapid changes on campuses across Canada.
In this wide-ranging session, we will discuss:
- Social media: Legal Issues for Universities
- Pension issues relating to deficiencies and governance
- The adequacy of University human rights policies and procedures in light of current HRTO standards
- The ability of University administrations to communicate with employees and the university community during collective bargaining
- AODA: the Road to Compliance
- Reconciling Academic Freedom and a University’s Freedom of Information Obligations.
Review and discuss ethical and solicitor/client privilege issues unique to Universities:
- Ethical issues involving students with competence issues;
- How to deal with knowledge of human rights issues;
- The need for in-house counsel to determine “who is the client” (i.e. the Administration, Senate, the Board, and/or Faculty);
- The importance of Rule 2.03 of the Rules of Professional Conduct;
- The need for in-house counsel to manage communication; and
- Steps that can be taken to ensure that advice remains privileged
The lecture will be followed by a case study during which attendee participation will be encouraged.
|This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 0.5 Professionalism Hour
This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 2 New Member CPD Hours