Discipline Advisories

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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.

Latest Advisories

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.