Discipline Advisories

Discipline Advisories are a service provided by the Law Society to advise lawyers of conduct that can lead to discipline. Advisories are based on actual matters that come before the Law Society. 

If you have any questions, contact a practice advisor.

Fixed fee arrangements

June 2, 2022

Rule 10-4 reports

August 31, 2021

Self-represented/Unrepresented Litigants

June 29, 2021

Country/Geographic risk

February 10, 2021

Withdrawal under a contingency fee agreement

August 13, 2020

Securities fraud: Micro-cap stocks

June 1, 2020

Private lending

April 2, 2019

Lawyers are gatekeepers

April 10, 2018

Client ID and verification

February 8, 2018

Maintaining privilege and confidentiality when ending the solicitor-client relationship

July 13, 2017

Lawyers to exercise extreme caution when sending items or correspondence received from third parties to clients in correctional facilities

March 31, 2016

Failure to protect digital signature can have disciplinary consequences

October 2, 2015

Reporting a mortgage discharge failure to the Law Society is mandatory

August 20, 2015

You are facing a Law Society investigation. What do you need to know?

September 25, 2014

Know your obligations before accepting cash

November 8, 2013

Common-sense guidelines for family law lawyers

May 1, 2013

Reporting judgments to the Law Society

February 18, 2013

How to handle aged trust accounts

January 11, 2013

Improper to seek withdrawal of complaint to the Law Society

November 22, 2012

Proper recording and billing of disbursements required by rules

August 10, 2012

Breach of court order not to encumber

June 12, 2012

Quality of service requirements are the same for pro bono or legal aid work

February 1, 2012

Bills and retainers are frequent source of complaints

December 7, 2011

Trust cheques must be signed by a practising lawyer

October 19, 2011

Lawyers must report criminal charges to the Law Society

August 19, 2011

Lawyers must disclose commissions in investor immigrant matters

July 18, 2011

Lack of civility can lead to discipline,

June 10, 2011

For more information, contact a practice advisor.