“Equity advisory groups are accorded a special status in this place,” said Brown. “They have no fiduciary duties to the public, or the membership, no duty of confidentiality, and, I suggest to you, no accountability.
D. Jared Brown’s remarks in support of a motion at the Law Society of Ontario seeking to introduce good governance and accountability measures in Equity programming for the legal profession in Ontario.
stopsop and the 2019 Law Society Bencher election is the #2 top story impacting lawyers in Ontario in 2019 according to Law Times.
“The Law Society of Ontario’s board of directors was elected in spring 2019, ushering in a wave of change in the approach to diversity and inclusion.”
“In a multi-party retainer situation there is a checklist the lawyers have to go through including advising clients of potential for conflict of interest as between clients,” said Toronto based litigation lawyer and Governor of the Law Society of Ontario Jared Brown to The Post Millennial. “It’s not likely that a major law firm failed that step. But if they did proceed without authorization, it could be professional misconduct, and the lawyers could be personally required to pay a costs order. This says nothing of the horrible optics of the [public ] broadcaster suing a political party in the midst of a campaign.”