What is the current state of the law in BC when it comes to the conduct of a lawyer in giving evidence at a hearing?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Lee (Re), 2021 LSBC 31 (CanLII):

In Law Society of BC v. Nejat, 2014 LSBC 51 at para. 37, the hearing panel stated: As officers of the court, lawyers have an overriding duty to ensure that they provide accurate information to the court, opposing counsel and self-represented litigants. When lawyers fail in this duty, the integrity of the profession and the administration of justice are compromised. It is no excuse that a lack of candour may inure to a client’s benefit. A legal system in which the courts and other actors cannot trust a lawyer to be accurate in his or her representations cannot hope to achieve justice or maintain the respect of the public.

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