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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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Commissioning Documents

There are still many questions around the obligations of a commissioner for oaths in these times of social distancing. In general, the requirements for administering an oath continue to apply. The Law Society has reached out to the Department of Justice and Public Safety on this issue; however, we have not been provided with any...

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Job Opportunity – Crown Attorney – Manitoba Prosecution Service

Manitoba Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting most offences in Manitoba. These offences are identified in provincial statutes, the federal Criminal Code of Canada and The Youth Criminal Justice Act. This is a unique opportunity with Manitoba Prosecution Service to work in a dynamic office in The Pas, Manitoba, with Crown Attorneys of varying levels...

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Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act – Submissions Due Monday, April 6, 2020

As noted in our email of April 1, 2020, the House of Assembly has passed the Temporary Variation of Statutory Deadlines Act (the “Act”) which can be found online at: https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/t04-02.htm We have asked you to advise us and the department responsible of any statute with limitation and/or time periods which should be extended, how...

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