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Year: 2017

IMPORTANT – Serious Malware Attack

One of our members just received the e-mail below unsolicited from a local mortgage broker, with a Word document attached (called “request.doc”) that, when opened, asks you to “enable macros” to view the document. There is likely no document to view, as this is a type of malware attack (and in this case, a fairly...

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Notice to Members: Form 5.06B – Non-Trust Declaration

Form 5.06B – Non-Trust Declaration pursuant to Pursuant to Rule 5.06(6) of Uniform Trust Account Rules Form 5.06B is required to be completed and filed by Law Society members who do not maintain trust accounts. Form 5.06B is due on January 31, 2018. This Form is being sent to the applicable members by email only....

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2017 Homewood Health Holiday Campaign

Homewood Health, your Professional Assistance Program provider, is excited to announce their 2017 Holiday Campaign. This year they are releasing four articles, two pre-holiday and two post-holiday. The first article, Reducing Holiday Stress, which focuses on gift giving challenges, budgeting holiday spending and minimizing social stressors and anxiety can be found at: http://www.homewoodhealth.com

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Notice to Members: Beware of Email Scams

One of our members received the attached email purporting to relate to ongoing Federal Court matters. It is fairly clear from the peculiar language of the e-mail, as well as the sender’s address, that they are scams, but the possibility exists that a member, or support staff, with ongoing Federal Court matters may click an...

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Anti-Money Laundering

As you are all aware, it is illegal for any person in Canada, including members of the legal profession, to knowingly participate in crimes involving money laundering or terrorist financing. To ensure that legal professionals are not unwittingly used by their clients to help with these activities, the Law Society enforces strict “know your client”...

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