William Thompson to Speak on CBA Panel on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

ALG's William Thompson will be a speaker at an upcoming Canadian Bar Association program on legal ethics and professionalism on October 24, 2022. Bill will join Katie James of the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) and the Honourable Justice Mavin Wong (Ontario Court of Justice) as part of a panel on how to avoid claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The panel will address the following topics for lawyers:

  • Knowing your ethical responsibilities
  • Understanding and making sure your client understands the case against them
  • Providing advice to your client and getting written instructions

Bill is an expert in litigation on lawyers' professional obligations and ethics. He frequently acts for criminal lawyers facing allegations of ineffective assistance on appeals and mistrial applications.

To learn more or to register for the event, please visit the Canadian Bar Association event webpage.

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