Model Policies

Model policies provided by the Law Society are for you to consider and use when you draft your own policies. They are NOT meant to be standard policies. Their suitability will depend upon a number of factors, such as the current state of the law and practice in each area of law, your writing style and your needs. Some may need to be modified to correspond to current law and practice.

Social Media and Social Networking Policies and Procedures 
Guidelines – Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring Practices
Internet and E-Mail Use   
Privacy Policy 
Privacy Policy for Employees of a Law Firm 
Promoting a Respectful Workplace: A Guide for Developing Effective Policies (Word | PDF) [NEW – December 2014]
Respectful Language Guideline
Workplace Accommodation
Workplace Equality    

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Materials developed for the Justicia project: 

Flexible Work Arrangements  (Word | PDF)  [NEW – December 2014]
Parental leave model policy for associates  (Word | PDF)  [NEW – December 2014]
Parental leave model policy for partners  (Word | PDF)  [NEW – December 2014]
Parental leave frequently asked questions  (PDF)  [NEW – December 2014]