Ethical Hypotheticals (2018)
Steve Mark presents 6 hypothetical cases involving –
- Questionably obtained documents
- Using social media to gather information
- Using metadata to interrogate a document
- Client/Lawyer relationship
- Multitasking for multiple clients
About your Speaker: Steve Mark, AM – Creative Consequences
Steve Mark is a lawyer by profession, having initially studied in America, the country of his birth, and subsequently in Australia. He practised law with a private firm for five years, specialising in criminal law before travelling to England where for three years he practised in criminal, immigration and human rights law.
He was President of the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board from 1988 to 1994.
Steve is Chairman of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists. The International Commission of Jurists, established in 1952 and based in Geneva, has consultative status with the United Nations.
Steve has lectured and consulted widely throughout Australia on human rights issues and sound management practices in both the public and private sectors including a three-year period as a lecturer in the Law Faculty at Macquarie University. Steve was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Macquarie University in October 2000.
He was appointed as Legal Services Commissioner when the Office was established in July 1994 – 2013. The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner receives complaints against solicitors and barristers in New South Wales, and works to improve ethical behaviour of lawyers.
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