Dalhousie Law Journal


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Does a lawyer breach his' fiduciary duty by engaging in sexual activity with a client?' The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is attempting to answer this very question with a proposed Rule in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Handbook : Chapter 24 on Sexual Relation-ships with a Client. The purpose of this paper is to review the proposed Rule in the context of a lawyer's fiduciary duty to his client.