Bauman calls for lawyers to shake it upWritten by Gail J. Cohen Thursday, 11 April 2013
|‘Now is the time, I suggest, for all of us to wake up, speak up, and shake up,’ says B.C Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman.|
He went on to say: “The willingness of government and the public to abandon lawyers and the courts as the dispute resolvers of choice is startling and disturbing.
“As a profession if we are not accessible and accountable and importantly, seen to be, we risk the possibility of losing all relevance.”
He also said: “Now is the time, I suggest, for all of us to wake up, speak up, and shake up.
- Wake up to the realities of these challenges;
- Speak up about our value and our critical relevance in the lives of ordinary Canadians; and
- Shake up our attitudes towards lawyering.”
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