Peter A Allard School of Law

J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics

Description of Event

Annual lecture: J. Donald Mawhinney Lecture in Professional Ethics
5:00 - 6:00 pm Lecture
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception 

The J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics was established in honour of J. Donald Mawhinney to recognize his outstanding contributions to British Columbia's legal community, his commitment to legal education and his dedication to practicing with the very highest standard of professional ethics. 2006 was the inaugural J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics. Each year the law school hosts an individual from the judiciary, the practice of law or academia to come to UBC as the J. Donald Mawhinney Lecturer. This lecture commemorates Mr. Mawhinney's dedication to professional ethics and legal education, and recognizes those whose contributions enabled the Lectureship in Professional Ethics. A special thank you to family, friends and colleagues whose generous contributions have made this lecture possible.

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This event qualifies for 1 hour of CPD credit in Ethics.


Pooja Parmar

Dr. Pooja Parmar is an Associate Professor and President’s Chair in Law and Indigeneity in a Global Context at University of Victoria Faculty of Law. Her current research focuses on the legal profession, Indigeneity and ethical lawyering. Her work is informed by questions of legal epistemology in multi-juridical spaces and her interest in legal pluralism and legal history. Dr. Parmar received a PhD in Law from UBC. She is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics.


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