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Update – Provincial Court Operations

Revised COVID-19 court scheduling for the period January 4, 2022 to January 31, 2022, inclusive. Unless otherwise notified by the Court, all adult and youth criminal appearances, trials, hearings, and sentencings (for those persons who are not in custody), for the period January 4, 2022 to January 31, 2022, inclusive, will be rescheduled four (4)...

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Provincial Court Operations

To protect the health and safety of all court users while ensuring respect for the legal rights of accused persons and civil litigants, the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is limiting all regular operations, effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, until further notice. As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, public access to all Provincial Courthouses...

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Supreme Court Operations

For the information of all stakeholders, this Notice outlines the planned changes to the Supreme Court’s operations for the General Division and Family Division in all judicial centres from January 5 – January 28, 2022. This updated Notice is being issued as a result of the Special Measures Order (Province-Wide Alert Level 4) issued by...

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Court of Appeal Operations

The Court of Appeal will revert to virtual hearings, for the time being, unless parties are notified otherwise. Appeals and applications will be heard by way of videoconference or teleconference for scheduled matters. The Court of Appeal Registry will contact the parties with instructions. The Court’s docket is posted on its website, which may be...

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Provincial Court Scheduling

To protect the health and safety of all court users while ensuring respect for the legal rights of accused persons and civil litigants, the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is limiting all regular operations, effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, until further notice. As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, public access to all Provincial Courthouses...

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Law Practice of John Brown Placed Under Custodianship

By order of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador dated Friday, December 10, 2021, the law practice of John Brown (John Brown Law) in Bay Roberts was placed under the control of a custodian, Lori Chafe, Director of Professional Responsibility with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Enquiries about John Brown’s client files...

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Amendments to the Law Society Act, 1999

Please note that there have been several recent amendments to the Law Society Act, 1999. One of the most significant of these is the introduction of a program called the Fitness to Practice Program (the “FTPP”). Prior to these legislative amendments, all allegations concerning members would have to be addressed through the Law Society’s discipline...

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Bencher’s Meeting December 13, 2021

A bencher’s meeting will take place on Monday, December 13, 2021, at 9:30 am via zoom. The agenda is available online and anyone wishing to attend must provide a notice of attendance to the Law Society by emailing erowe@lsnl.ca. Additional rules for attending a meeting can be found on the Law Society of Newfoundland and...

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Benchers’ Agendas, Meetings and Minutes Open to the Public

In accordance with our strategic priority to enhance public engagement and communication and our strategic initiative to increase transparency, a portion of all Benchers’ agendas, meetings and minutes will be open to members, students and the public at large. To facilitate attendance, notice of upcoming meetings, the agenda and the minutes of each meeting will...

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