Learning Professionalism in Practice

90 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2013 Last revised: 26 Nov 2014

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Shelley M. Kierstead

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Erika Abner

University of Toronto - Postgraduate Medical Education Office

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper describes exploratory research into learning professionalism, ethics and civility in the legal workplace. We begin by setting out the issue as described by scholars, regulators, insurers, courts, and practicing lawyers, then examine the literature on developing a professional identity through learning at work. We employed a focus group method to gather data on the issues that practicing lawyers experience during their working day, as well as how they learn to define, identify, and manage these professionalism and ethical issues.

Keywords: professionalism, practice, learning, legal, ethics

JEL Classification: K4, K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Kierstead, Shelley M. and Abner, Erika, Learning Professionalism in Practice (2013). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 59/2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2370085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2370085

Shelley M. Kierstead (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Erika Abner

University of Toronto - Postgraduate Medical Education Office ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca

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