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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 the public’s access to legal services. The Minister and his staff have been readily available and they are working hard to try to provide answers on the issues raised, including limitation periods and the witnessing/swearing of documents. However, these are unusual circumstances and it is possible that they may not be able to provide clarity on all issues.

In order to streamline the process and allow the Minister and his staff to focus on trying to find those answers, we are asking you to please direct your questions and concerns with respect to the public’s access to legal services to the Executive Director of the Law Society at who will ensure that they are communicated appropriately.

In the meantime, we urge you again to ensure that you continue to provide legal services to the public in a manner that is compliant with the required social distancing and other protocols in effect during this public health emergency.