The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has raised concerns about the impact several federal government initiatives may have on solicitor-client privilege, and about vague directives for border services agents searching electronic devices used by legal counsel. In a...
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 120,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s 9,000 independent paralegals in the public interest.
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