The Federation of Law Societies of Canada expresses its deep concern over published and broadcast reports that have exposed confidential aspects of the appointment process to the Supreme Court of Canada. The judicial appointment process requires that the identity of...
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 125,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s 10,500 independent paralegals in the public interest.
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.
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