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Licensee Application Form

Please note that this form cannot be saved while in use. We suggest that you allow yourself sufficient time to complete the form and have all materials you intend to refer to available. You will require the client ledger for the matter, as well as the client file. The client file should provide identifying information for the client, as well as the attempts made to contact the client and the results of any searches. If you prefer to download this form as a fillable PDF, you can do so here: Licensee Application Form. Then return the completed PDF form as an attachment, along with any supporting documents, by email to UnclaimedTrust@lso.ca.
 

Revised March 2019
LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
UNCLAIMED TRUST FUND PROGRAMME

s.59.6 – 59.14 Law Society Act
By-law 10 of the by-laws of the Law Society

(Form to be completed when requesting approval to transfer trust funds to the Law Society)

A. APPLICANT LICENSEE/FIRM INFORMATION

Select one:*


B. FILE/MATTER INFORMATION

Steps taken:





    

C. Client/Party Entitled Information

If more than one person is entitled to the funds, attach a separate sheet for each person and complete all questions for each person.










    

D. Trust Funds


Are funds subject to trust conditions or competing claims? (If yes, give complete details and attach relevant documents.)


E. ENTITLEMENT TO FUNDS NOT KNOWN


F. EFFORTS MADE TO PAY OUT FUNDS

Attach copies of the documents that relate to the steps taken to pay out funds. (The steps listed below are examples of steps that a licensee/firm might take to pay out funds. A licensee/firm must demonstrate that all reasonable steps to locate the beneficiaries of the trust funds have been taken, prior to the application being approved.)

Note: If correspondence to party entitled has been returned, please include a copy of the returned envelope which should indicate reason for return.

Letters, Faxes, e-mails sent (attach copies)


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Phone calls made (provide telephone number(s) )


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Driver’s licence search


Date(s)

Results/Comments




411.ca internet search


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Bell Canada


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Personal property (PPSA) search

Date(s)

Results/Comments




Title search


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Corporate search


Date(s)

Results/Comments




Steps taken: other


Date(s)

Results/Comments

Note: Section G must be completed.

G. The Society publishes a notice annually in The Ontario Gazette listing the names and last known address of every person entitled to money paid to the Society during the previous year. Publication of the name and address is not required, if:
      (i) Publication of the name or address breach a duty of confidentiality owed by you to the client/person entitled to the funds, or
      (ii) There are reasonable grounds for believing that the publication of the name or address will result in a significant risk or physical or psychological harm to the person whose name or address is published or to another person.

Should the name of the client or person entitled be exempt from publication in The Ontario Gazette?


If yes, please provide details


H. CERTIFICATION OF LICENSEE

in the Province of Ontario, certify that the information set out in this application, and in any attachments, is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Thank you.

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If you have difficulty uploading your documents, or if your documents do not fit into an upload category, you may submit them by email to UnclaimedTrust@lso.ca.

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