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Response to The Telegram’s article re: Transaction Levy

Dear Editor: I write in response to Ms. Frampton’s commentary of 26 November 2011 entitled “The Unjust Tax” and to answer questions posed to the Law Society about the Transaction Levy. The Law Society is a regulatory body governed by Benchers who are charged under The Law Society Act, SNL 1999, c. L-9.1 with regulating...

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Notice of Upcoming Public Hearings

NOTICE OF UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice of Upcoming Public Hearings Disciplinary Hearings As the regulatory body of lawyers in Newfoundland and Labrador the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is authorized under the Law Society Act, 1999 to file Complaints against members. Please note: A Complaint is an unproven allegation until an adjudication tribunal makes...

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Lawyers Insurance Programme

Potential Insurance claims are to be reported by completing and faxing to the Lawyers Insurance Program a CLIA Claim Reporting Form. The Form is attached for your information. A member with a claim enquiry may phone 722-6008, a dedicated claim reporting line and speak to Janice Ringrose the Insurance Administrator or may fax to 722-7008...

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Mortgage Fraud – Red Flags

MORTGAGE FRAUD – RED FLAGS The mortgage advance exceeds the balance due on closing. Credits which are not referenced in the purchase agreement or in amendments to the purchase agreement are granted to the purchaser for purported reasons including the following: additional deposit gift promissory note renovations and repairs vendor take-back mortgage rebate for real...

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