Regulation and the Legal Profession


  • John M. Law Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta



You will be pleased to know that my closing comments will be brief for two reasons: first, we have come to the end of an intense day of sessions; and second, time does not permit an intensive analysis of our panel’s presentations, which I believe speak for themselves.
To begin with, I wish to thank all the members of the panel for their thoughtful and interesting presentations which have offered us a number of perspectives on the regulation of lawyers, particularly self-regulation. They have enriched our understanding of the salient issues and have clearly demonstrated that the regulation of lawyers is a very difficult and complex question, particularly for an increasingly fragmented and stratified profession. Having said that, let me make a couple of brief comments about the regulation of lawyers...