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Category: Law Society


NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION OF BENCHERS

The Law Society is seeking the following nominations: Eastern District – four (4) vacancies Valerie Hynes, QC Douglas Wright Gladys Dunne Alexander Templeton Western District – one (1) vacancy Jamie Merrigan, QC Labrador District – one (1) vacancy Jonathan Regan *** Valerie Hynes, QC, Douglas Wright, Gladys Dunne, Alexander Templeton and Jonathan Regan are eligible...

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Justice Canada HELP Toolkit

On Behalf of the Department of Justice Canada  The HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers is now available on the Department of Justice Canada website: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/help-aide/index.html The toolkit provides practical guidance to help legal advisers identify and respond to family violence in their family law cases. The “HE

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Award Submissions

The Honours and Awards Committee is seeking submissions for the following: Degree of Doctor of Laws Awarded to persons who have had a distinguished career in the law, are of unimpeachable good character and have a reputation for high professional integrity and honesty. The recipient should also have significant accomplishments in their professional career, significant...

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Statement on the Fort Pelly and St. Philips Residential Schools

Sadly, we have been given another reminder of the devastating impact of the residential school system on the Indigenous peoples in Canada with the discovery of 54 potential unmarked graves at the sites of the former Fort Pelly and St. Philips Residential Schools. The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador remains committed to implementing the...

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Benchers Meeting – February 14, 2022

Please note that the next Bencher meeting will take place on Monday, 14 February 2022 at 9:30 am. Anyone wishing to attend a Bencher meeting: is required to provide notice of attendance to the Law Society by emailing erowe@lsnl.ca; will not be permitted to use audio or video recording devices or communication devices during the...

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LSNL Recognizes Black History Month

In 1995, the House of Commons recognized February as Black History Month. The motion was brought by the Honourable Jean Augustine, the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, brought forward the Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as...

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Trust Account Update – Law Foundation of NL

Recent amendments to the Law Society Act, 1999 clarifies that remittance of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts to the Law Foundation shall not deduct administration and service charges imposed by a bank, trust company. Specifically, section 69(3) states: “A member or professional law corporation shall not deduct administration and service charges imposed by a bank,...

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Expressions of Interest – Bencher Vacancy in the Eastern District

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking expressions of interest from members interested in filling a Bencher vacancy in the Eastern district. Denis Mahoney has resigned as a Bencher effective December 17, 2021. The Law Society Act, 1999, provides that Benchers must appoint a person to fill the vacancy. Any interested member in...

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