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Firms with Branch Offices

There are seemingly an unlimited number of ways to organize a firm and, once it starts to grow, it may be time to consider a branch office. However, before that new office is opened, keep in mind that section 78 of the Law Society Act, 1999 prohibits opening or maintaining a branch office unless the office is under the personal and actual control of a member in good standing. In addition, a member in good standing must manage the office.


Branch Offices: section 78 (Law Society Act, 1999)

Related Topics:

Law Office Organization and Administration

Direct Supervision Required: section 6.1-1 (Code of Professional Conduct)

Delegation: section 6.1-3 (Code of Professional Conduct)

(Posted: June 12, 2020)