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Updates to the Code of Professional Conduct Adopted as of January 2013

Canadian Law Societies are committed to facilitating interprovincial mobility for lawyers through uniform national standards. The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Code of Professional Conduct is based on the Model Code developed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada as a national code. The current code, which came into effect on January 1st,...

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Law Foundation Has a New Website

The Law Foundation website was redesigned in 2013 to add PDFs prepared in-house at the Law Foundation Office. The site now includes information about offered programs, copies of annual reports and forms, including the standard grant application form and IOLTA Form LF1, and related links. Recently added were Annual Report 2012, Addendum, January 1 –...

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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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