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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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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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