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Money Laundering Rule Consultation

Call for input – proposed amendments to anti-money laundering model rules

The Law Society is seeking input from the professions on a number of proposed amendments to the Model Rules of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada regarding anti-money laundering.

 The proposed amendments relate to the following areas:  

  • the “no cash” model rule;
  • client identification and verification requirements
  • trust accounting provisions.

Lawyers and paralegals are encouraged to review:  

Please submit comments by February 15, 2018.  

Make a Submission  

In order to be sent using the online submission form, your submission document must:  

  • be a PDF, DOC or DOCX file
  • be no bigger than 5 MB

Submissions will be provided to the Law Society’s Professional Regulation Committee. Submissions may also be provided to the Paralegal Standing Committee and Convocation, and may be reproduced, and/or made publicly available by the Law Society with attribution. The Law Society reserves the right to redact submissions at its discretion, for reasons including the protection of confidentiality, copyright, and brevity.  

Submissions may also be submitted by email to submissions@lso.ca.  

If you prefer to send your written input by mail, please mail documents to the following address:  

Call for input –Anti-Money Laundering Model Rules

Law Society of Ontario

130 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 2N6