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Category: Law Society

Impact of COVID-19 on Current and Future Students-at-Law

The following information is meant to address the impact of COVID-19 on current and future articling arrangements regulated by the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. We understand that many of you have questions and are facing issues that seemed unimaginable just weeks ago. Law firms and organizations are facing a new economic reality and...

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Update – Transaction Levy

The Law Society has decided to extend the first quarter Transaction Levy due date to July 30, 2020. This is the scheduled due date for second quarter remittances. As such, members should submit both quarters by July 30, 2020. We ask that the quarters be reported individually as usual and not be combined on the...

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Second Reminder – Nominations for Election of Benchers

This message is provided to all members respecting the election of Benchers of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The election results will be announced at the Law Society Annual General Meeting on June 5, 2020. Completed nomination papers in Form 4.01A must be filed with the Executive Director at the Law Society offices no later...

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COVID-19 Client Information Disclosure Advisory

Please find attached an advisory intended to provide guidance to legal professionals testing or presumptively positive for the COVID-19 virus. The advisory suggests the appropriate action to take where lawyers are requested to disclose the name and contact information for clients who may have been exposed to the virus. This advisory can also be found...

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Consultations with Government

We understand that these are trying times and that there are a myriad of issues arising for which you can find no easy answers. We want to reassure you that we are here and that we are consulting daily with the Minister of Justice and Public Safety and his staff on issues that impact on...

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