Rules recap – your update for Q4 2016

Posted: 01/06/2017

Q4Recent rule and by-law amendments

Convocation made the following amendments to Law Society rules and by-laws in the last quarter:

November 2016

By-Law 6 amended re: seconded lawyers

By-Law 6 [Professional Liability Insurance] was amended to make clear that practising lawyers employed by a law firm who go on secondment to an organizational client are not eligible for exemption from insurance requirements. The by-law amendments reflect changes to LawPRO’s insurance program for 2017.

For full details, please read the Secretary’s Report to Convocation, November 9, 2016.

Tribunal Hearing and Appeal Division rules amended

Convocation amended the Hearing and Appeal Division Rules of Practice and Procedure as part of ongoing efforts to streamline the Rules. The amendments also support the implementation of the Tribunal’s new electronic case management system.

For full details, please read the Tribunal Committee Report to Convocation, November 9, 2016.

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