Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 1996


Law in mass media, Freedom of the press


Comparative and Foreign Law | Law and Society | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legal Profession


Drawing on recent high profile cases in Canada and the United States, the author examines the different extent to which lawyers in those two countries comment to the media about ongoing litigation. He investigates various formal constraints upon lawyer comment, such as court-imposed publication bans and rules of professional responsibility. He also looks at the way in which lawyer behavior is attributable to non-formal, cultural determinants.

Publication Citation

Published in: Dalhousie Law Journal, vol. 19, no. 2 (Fall 1996).