Would you like to receive Law Society publications in electronic form?

As noted in the November-December, 2004 Benchers’ Bulletin, the Law Society will soon introduce the distribution of electronic versions of the Benchers’ Bulletin and other newsletters, as well as amendments to the Legal Profession Act, Law Society Rules and Professional Conduct Handbook.

An alternative to print, electronic publication offer lawyers and articled students quick access to online information that is available in advance of most mail deliveries.

For those lawyers who choose to receive them, electronic bulletins will be delivered to individual “mailboxes” that can be accessed via the Law Society website. For convenience, lawyers and students can forward their Law Society mailboxes to their own email addresses in their law firms, other legal workplace or at home. They will be able read the news headlines and click to read the articles on the Law Society website (or as an alternative download the PDF from the site if desired).

Lawyers who opt to receive publications in electronic form, but nevertheless wish to maintain their Member’s Manual in print form, will be able to download in PDF each Member’s Manual amendment package for print out and filing. It’s useful to note that the Law Society also maintains a consolidated version of the Legal Profession Act, Law Society Rules and Professional Conduct Handbook online for consultation.

Electronic publications are an alternative to print mailings. Other than sample or reminder emails, the Law Society will not duplicate communications by sending out both electronic and print publications to the same lawyer.

Please watch for your invitation to subscribe in an upcoming email / fax broadcast . If you would like to receive Law Society publications in electronic form, you will be asked to fill out an online form stating this preference.If you do not elect this option, the Law Society will maintain your name on the list for print mailings.