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Professional Obligations

Given the increasing popularity and use of social media, the Law Society wishes to remind members that communications and statements from members may be subject to the Code of Professional Conduct (the “Code”).

In accordance with the provisions of the Code, members are, both in private and professional life, expected to communicate in a respectful manner. As outlined in s. 7.5-1 (Commentary [1]) lawyers must be particularly careful of their communications as the mere fact of being a lawyer will lend weight and credibility to public statements.

As you know, social media is both instant and expansive, please be mindful of your professional obligations when making comments thereon.