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Obituary – John Michael Brown

We regret to inform you of the passing of John Michael Brown. The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador would like to extend its deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Amendments to the Law Society Act, 1999

Please note that there have been several recent amendments to the Law Society Act, 1999. One of the most significant of these is the introduction of a program called the Fitness to Practice Program (the “FTPP”). Prior to these legislative amendments, all allegations concerning members would have to be addressed through the Law Society’s discipline...

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Deadline Extended – Nominations for Legal Appointments Board

The Department of Justice and Public Safety has asked the Law Society to submit the names of seven members for consideration to serve on the Legal Appointments Board, pursuant to Sections 7(2) and 7(3) of the Queen’s Counsel Act. Any interested member should submit their name and a current resume to the Law Society of...

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Bencher’s Meeting December 13, 2021

A bencher’s meeting will take place on Monday, December 13, 2021, at 9:30 am via zoom. The agenda is available online and anyone wishing to attend must provide a notice of attendance to the Law Society by emailing erowe@lsnl.ca. Additional rules for attending a meeting can be found on the Law Society of Newfoundland and...

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Benchers’ Agendas, Meetings and Minutes Open to the Public

In accordance with our strategic priority to enhance public engagement and communication and our strategic initiative to increase transparency, a portion of all Benchers’ agendas, meetings and minutes will be open to members, students and the public at large. To facilitate attendance, notice of upcoming meetings, the agenda and the minutes of each meeting will...

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LSNL Recognizes Nunatsiavut Day

We would like to extend our best wishes to the people of Nunatsiavut who are celebrating the 16th anniversary of Nunatsiavut Day on December 1st. The Canadian Inuit territory of Nunatsiavut, which means “Our Beautiful Land” in Inuktitut, was established within the boundaries of Newfoundland and Labrador. The area includes territory in Labrador extending to...

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Christmas Closure Notice

Law Society Christmas Closure The Law Society will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 24th, 2021 and will reopen for regular business hours starting on January 4th, 2022. Law Library Christmas Closure The Law Library will be also be closed for the holidays beginning on December 24th, 2021 and will reopen for regular...

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