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Current status

Reports and related material

Rule / other changes

Fiduciary property rules – further amendments proposed Lawyers invited to comment by September 11, 2020 

Highlight: July 3, 2020

Interpretation guidelines for handling fiduciary property

Rule 3-58.1
Consultation on retainers held by lawyers who are mediators, arbitrators or parenting co-ordinators (Rule 3-58.1) Consultation closes August 31, 2020. Consultation paper  

Consultation on the factors and forces that are likely to influence the delivery of legal services and regulation of the legal profession

Consultation closed March 31, 2020. The Futures Task Force is reviewing submissions.

Final report of the Futures Task Force

Futures Task Force consultation paper


Proposed amendment to fiduciary property rule (Rule 3-55) for compliance with anti-money laundering

Strategic Plan goal 3-2

Discussed at July 15, 2019 Bencher meeting. Revisions being considered for Bencher decision in 2020.

Federation Backgrounder on Model Trust Accounting Rules


Requirement for practising lawyers to complete Indigenous intercultural competency course

Strategic Plan goal 1-3(c)

Benchers approved the development of a mandatory Indigenous Cultural Competence Course at the December 2019 meeting. The course is currently under development.

Joint Recommendation Report of the Truth and Reconciliation and the Lawyer Education Advisory Committees

Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan


Licensed Paralegal consultation to explore potential for licensed paralegals to address areas of unmet need in the legal services market.

Strategic Plan goal 1-1(b)

Consultation closed


Report on proposal to create a regulatory sandbox for developing and regulating alternate legal service providers

2018 AGM resolution

Report of the Legal Services Regulatory Framework Task Force, Dec. 2014 

Legal Service Provider Task Force Final Report, Dec. 2013


Law Firm Regulation: Firm Self-Assessment

Strategic Plan goal 4-2

Approved for profession-wide implementation in 2021

Final Report of the Law Firm Regulation Task Force

Professional Elements Report

Second interim: December 2017