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Update – Commercial Registrations Division

In response to the current situation, the Commercial Registrations Division has made the following changes to their service: Counter service & Research Area access is by appointment only. Call 729-3316. Request that law firms utilize online registration filing capability through CADO for available registry services versus requesting counter service. Drop boxes have been established for...

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Commercial Registrations Update

In an effort to maintain the safety and well-being of our staff, clients and our communities, and in alignment with public health guidelines, we have taken the following social distancing actions to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus: · The Commercial Registrations Division will be operating at reduced capacity. As a result, access...

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Adult Protection Act Five-Year Review

The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development (the “Department”) is seeking input from the Law Society on the review of the Adult Protection Act (the “Act”). The Act provides for the protection of adult residents of the province who are at risk of abuse and neglect and who do not understand or appreciate that...

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Circulation of Labour Relations Board Decisions and Practice Updates

We have been advised that the Labour Relations Board would like to start circulating its reasons for decisions and practice updates (i.e. any new Rules of Procedure, Policy Circulars or Information Bulletins etc.) via email to lawyers who have indicated an interest in receiving them. Any lawyers who are interested in receiving decisions of the...

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Electronic Monitoring Implementation

We have been asked by the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Corrections and Community Services, to circulate the attached letter regarding Electronic Monitoring (EM) Implementation. The implementation date for Electronic Monitoring is January 13, 2020. Notification of Electronic Monitoring

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Amendments to the Automobile Insurance Act

Please note that there have been amendments to the Automobile Insurance Act [RSNL 1999, c. A-22] (the “Act”) as outlined in An Act to Amend the Automobile Insurance Act. Please follow the below link to review the amendments: https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/Annualstatutes/2019/1914.chp.htm We highlight, in particular, the addition of s. 25.1 to the Act which, among other things,...

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Federal Indigenous child welfare information package

On behalf of Justice Canada, we are providing the attached Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) information package on Bill C-92 (regarding Indigenous child welfare reform), which came into force on January 1, 2020. These legislative changes will be most relevant to members practicing in the areas of Aboriginal/Indigenous Law, Child and Youth Law, and Family Law....

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Legislation Update

We have been asked by the Office of the Office of the Public Trustee Newfoundland and Labrador to circulate the following notice to our membership: ************************************************************* Bill 11, which received Royal Assent on December 6, 2019, has made amendments to the Public Trustee Act, 2009. A copy of Bill 11 can be found at https://www.assembly.nl.ca/HouseBusiness/Bill

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