Law Society Rule 18 – Witnessing, Commissioning and Notarizing Documents Via Audio-Visual Communication
We have been advised that the Temporary Alternate Witnessing of Documents Act has received Royal Assent. As a result, it is now in force along with Law Society Rule 18.
Benchers have approved Law Society Rule 18 – Witnessing, Commissioning and Notarizing Documents Via Audio-Visual Communication, and Law Society Form 18. Members are required to comply with Rule 18.
Please follow the link below to review Law Society Form 18:
Benchers have also approved the provision of a Guidance Document that is intended to assist members in understanding their obligations under Law Society Rule 18. Members are strongly encouraged to review this Guidance Document prior to witnessing, commissioning or notarizing a document in accordance with the Act and Law Society Rule 18. Please follow the link below to review the Guidance Document:
We will provide an update when we are notified that the Act has received Royal Assent. Meanwhile, you can check the status of the Act on the House of Assembly’s website:
If you have any questions relating to Law Society Rule 18 or the Guidance Document, please contact Angie Whitehead at firstname.lastname@example.org