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Benchers acknowledge the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

The Benchers of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador join together with fellow Canadians to acknowledge the occasion of the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. The philosophies which are fundamental to the Magna Carta have shaped democratic life as we know it today and it acts as a benchmark for basic human rights...

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Fraud Warning: Unauthorized Access to Trust Accounts

The Law Society has recently become aware of the unauthorized electronic access of a firm’s trust account by an outside source. An investigation by the financial institution’s Fraud Investigation Services has confirmed that the suspicious activity on the firm’s trust account was in fact “fraudulent” and that the “hacker” most likely obtained the firm’s financial...

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NL Mandatory CLE 2016

At the most recent Benchers’ Convocation, Benchers approved a plan to implement Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Newfoundland and Labrador, commencing in 2016. Below you will find some background information regarding Mandatory Continuing Legal Education in this province, which outlines the main provisions of the Mandatory CLE requirements. This is meant to provide members...

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Swearing-In – Honourable Jane M. Fitzpatrick

The Administration of the Oaths of Office to The Honourable Jane M. Fitzpatrick as Justice of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The Ceremony will be held in the Supreme Court, Courtroom No. 1 at the Court House, 309...

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