Professional Conduct Blog

Upcoming events

Mark your calendars November 2, 2015: Lisa C. Fong will speak on conducting regulatory investigations at the 2015 Canadian Regulators Conference by CNNAR (Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators) in Vancouver, B.C. (see CNNAR’s event page here). November 3,…

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Do “expert” panels need expert witnesses?

Since one or more members of any professional discipline hearing panel are typically members of that profession, one might ask why such an “expert” panel must hear at all from colleagues about professional standards they already know. Since Panelists are…

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When is someone an expert?

Lawyers who must prove professional standards through expert witnesses tend to gravitate towards the most senior, credentialed and respected members of the profession they can retain, preferably with much experience in giving expert testimony. But what if an experienced expert…

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