(Posted on February 23, 2011)
When the Federation adopted its Model Code of Professional Conduct in late 2009, work was continuing on the rule on conflicts of interest. A special Advisory Committee established to make recommendations to the Council of the Federation on the conflicts rule submitted its Final Report in June 2010. A copy of that report is available here. (PDF)
Following receipt of a response to the Final Report from the Canadian Bar Association (the “CBA”), the Advisory Committee was reconvened to consider the CBA’s response, to conduct such consultations as its members considered necessary and to report back to the Council with its recommendations. The Supplementary Report of the Advisory Committee has now been submitted to the Council and is available here. (PDF)
The Council will now consider how to proceed in light of the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.