June 1, 2018

Professor cited in SCC decision

Professor Alice Woolley's research has been cited in the SCC's decision on Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada.

In 2012, a discipline panel of Ontario’s legal regulator found Groia guilty of incivility for displaying a “consistent pattern of rude, improper or disruptive conduct” in the courtroom during the early part of the trial of his client, former Bre-X Minerals executive John Felderhof. The Supreme Court's decision, which was released on June 1, 2018, cited two pieces of Alice's work: “Does Civility Matter?” (2008), 46 Osgoode Hall L.J. 175 and Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Canada, 2nd ed. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2016.

Read the full decision from the Supreme Court of Canada.