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Update: Amendments to the Criminal Code – Bill C-75 and Permitted Appearances by Students

We have been provided with an update in relation to the above-captioned matter.

We have been advised that the provincial government has made an Order in Council as follows:

The Lieutenant-Governor in Council, under the authority of section 802.1 of the Criminal Code (Canada), is pleased to approve the program of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador respecting the regulation of persons authorized to practice law or provide legal services under the Law Society Act, 1999, including its determination of who may appear or examine or cross examine witnesses as an agent on summary conviction offences.

For your ease of reference, we have included a link to Law Society Rule 7, which outlines permitted appearances by students: