Less Painful Duties


By C.D. Evans QC

Reflections on the Revolution in the Legal Profession

Less Painful Duties is a sequel to C.D. Evans’ memoir A Painful Duty: Forty Years at the Criminal Bar. In Less Painful Duties, Evans reflects on truly revolutionary changes that have come about within the Canadian legal profession, in particular the Criminal Bar, over the past fifty years. Topics he covers include ascendancy of women in the profession, effects on criminal litigation of the Canadian Charter of Rights, Crown disclosure, legal aid and pro bono, Judicial appointments, Law Society governance, Human Rights tribunals, and the impacts of cell phone and computer technology.


Durvile & UpRoute Books gratefully acknowledges funding from Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and Alberta Government through the Alberta Media Fund.


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