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Election and AGM

Please note the following: Election of Benchers The deadline for receipt of ballots at the Law Society is 12:00 noon on Friday, 12 June 2015. Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador The AGM will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, 12 June 2015 at the Law Society Building, 196-198...

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Notice to Practising Insured Members

Report all Insurance Claims before June 30, 2015 The Law Society Member’s insurance policy is a “claims-made” policy. Accordingly, the focus is on when the claim is made and reported, not on the year in which services are provided and the alleged error is said to have occurred. For example, if a claim is made...

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Notice from Law Society’s Lawyers’ Insurance Program about excess insurance

Lawyers in Newfoundland and Labrador have mandatory insurance coverage of $1 million. Recent claims experience demonstrates that $1 million in insurance coverage may not be 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 have to satisfy...

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