Notice to the Profession
May 11, 2020

Provincial government guidance on ministerial orders

The provincial government has developed guidance on the purposes and effects of ministerial orders issued regarding liability of those providing essential services and for the suspension of limitation. The guidance provides answers to practical questions and may be found here.

Reminder: virtual town hall on tomorrow, 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Join President Craig Ferris, QC for an update on the Law Society’s pandemic response and recovery plans, and as he takes questions along with Don Avison, QC, Executive Director and CEO. Connect to the town hall at 12:30 pm via livestream or receive a telephone reminder to join the meeting when it begins by registering here.

Update on video-conferencing information: risk management tips

Many law firms and lawyers have been required to make a rapid transition to remote work and use video-conferencing technology to provide legal advice and services. The Law Society updated its web page on video-conferencing technology information to include a useful document on risk management tips for video-conferencing, developed by the Lawyers Indemnity Fund to help to reduce the risk of a negligence claim.