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Excess Professional Liability Insurance Option

Lawyers in Newfoundland and Labrador have mandatory insurance coverage of $1 million. Recent claims experience demonstrates that for many members, $1 million in insurance coverage is no longer sufficient, especially when the mandatory limit not only includes damages but also defence costs. Costs to defend claims are ever-increasing. Lawyers and law firms without excess insurance...

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Response to The Telegram’s article re: Transaction Levy

Dear Editor: I write in response to Ms. Frampton’s commentary of 26 November 2011 entitled “The Unjust Tax” and to answer questions posed to the Law Society about the Transaction Levy. The Law Society is a regulatory body governed by Benchers who are charged under The Law Society Act, SNL 1999, c. L-9.1 with regulating...

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Notice of Upcoming Public Hearings

Disciplinary Hearings As the regulatory body of lawyers in Newfoundland and Labrador the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is authorized under the Law Society Act, 1999 to file complaints against members. Please note: A complaint is an unproven allegation until an adjudication tribunal makes a determination on its validity. At any hearing a settlement...

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