Reasonable Doubt: How lawyers are governed and disciplined in B.C.

Lawyers, especially criminal lawyers, come up against ethical and professional quandaries on a daily basis. No matter how long one has practiced, there will always be strange situations that come up where the lawyer will need advice and guidance on how to proceed. I wanted to talk about solicitor-client privilege this week and some of the ethical problems that arise but I realized I couldn’t do that without laying the foundation for how lawyers are governed and disciplined.