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ISBN: 9781552212233-04


Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Lawyers and Power in Canadian Society

From: Why Good Lawyers Matter


Exploration of the different ways in which lawyers exercise power in society.



Adam M. Dodek

Adam M. Dodek is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) where he teaches public law, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Dodek is a member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism, and of the Academic Advisory Board of the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Legal Profession. At the University of Ottawa, he heads up the Professionalism Initiative and coordinates a Professionalism Speaker series. He writes about issues of legal ethics, the regulation of the legal profession, the judiciary, and public law. Recent books include Judicial Independence in Context, co-edited with Lorne Sossin (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010) and Public Law at the McLachlin Court, co-edited with David A. Wright (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2011).