The Federation of Law Societies has launched a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Model Code of Professional Conduct, addressing issues related primarily to technological competence and the return to the practice of law by former judges. Prepared by the...
Canada’s law societies have agreed on a National Requirement that law school programs must meet beginning in 2015 in order for graduates to enter law society admission programs.
The Federation is leading a national initiative to expand mobility rights to permit Canadian lawyers to transfer between Quebec and the common law provinces with ease regardless of whether they were trained in Canadian common law or civil law.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies mandated by provincial and territorial law to regulate Canada’s 117,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 4,500 notaries and Ontario’s 8,000 independent paralegals in the public interest.
The Federation’s new interactive version of the Model Code of Professional Conduct links code provisions to the matching or related provisions in every law society in Canada.
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