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Category: Law Society

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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REMINDER NOTICE: Annual Trust Account Report

2017 Form 5.06A Members’ Annual Trust Account Report 2017 Form 5.06A is due on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Firms and sole practitioners who maintain trust accounts are reminded to submit Form 5.06A, the Members’ Annual Trust Account Report, covering the period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. A copy of the 2017 Form...

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Notice to Members: Amendments to the Code of Professional Conduct

The Benchers of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador have approved amendments to the Code of Professional Conduct. The newly adopted rules and rule revisions are outlined in the following memorandum. Memo to members – Oct 18-2017 Minor Edits Please note that the new rules and rule amendments are effective Monday, October 23, 2017.

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Nomination of Members to Legal Aid Board

Pursuant to the Legal Aid Act, the Law Society is responsible for providing the Minister of Justice with a list of five members (from which three will be selected) who are interested in being considered for appointment to the board of the Legal Aid Commission. Members of the board, other than ex officio members, hold...

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Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada Conference

Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada Conference ADRIC 2017: ADR & Access to Justice Date: Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017 Location: St. John’s, NL For further details about this conference, please open the link below. https://mbr.adric.ca/ADRIC2017/Home/2017Conference/Home.aspx?hkey=2c0b0f18-164a-4ca7-9e3a-b049fb98c1fd

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Court of Appeal Live Webcast

Please see below for a media release in relation to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador – Court of Appeal Live Webcast. Chief Justice Derek Green announced today that there will be a live webcast of the hearing of an appeal from the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal. For further information please contact...

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