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November 2019 Convocation

By-laws to be amended re: anti-money laundering requirements
Convocation approved by-law amendments, in principle, to implement changes that have been made to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Rules to fight money laundering and terrorist financing.  Full story. Full report.
Technology task force update
The Technology Task Force has released an update report that outlines its preliminary observations and work process. Full story. Full report.
New rules of practice and procedure approved
Convocation approved new Law Society Tribunal Rules of Practice and Procedure that reflect modern approaches and best practices in administrative law. Full story. Full report.
Other news
Legal Information and Resource Network approved
Federation of Law Societies of Canada Update
Compensation Fund Overview



Public Minutes

Public Transcript


Indigenous Peoples Ceremony

Treasurer’s Remarks

Consent Agenda - Motion

  • Confirmation of Draft Minutes of Convocation – October 24 and November 6, 2019
  • Motion – Appointments
  • Executive Director’s Report on Administrative Calls to the Bar 
  • Audit and Finance Committee Report
    • Errors & Omissions Insurance Fund Banking Resolution

Professional Development and Competence Committee Report

  • Legal Information and Resource Network Inc. (LIRN) Framework
Tribunal Committee Report
  • Proposed new Rules of Practice and Procedure 

For Information

  • Third Quarter Law Society Tribunal Statistics for the Nine Months ended September 30, 2019 

Professional Regulation Committee Report

  • Amendments to Law Society By-Laws – Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing 


Audit and Finance Committee Report 

  • Third Quarter Law Society Financial Statements for the Nine Months ended September 30, 2019 
  • Investment Compliance Reports

Compensation Fund Committee Report

  • Compensation Fund Overview Report 

Federation of Law Societies of Canada Update

Technology Task Force Report 

  • Update Report
Convocation was webcast on November 29, 2019. View the archived webcast.
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