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Law Society of Alberta Trust Safety: Self-Report Guideline

Law Society of Alberta Self-Report Guideline . 4 . 1. Background . Rule 119.30(3) requires law firms to provide a completed Law Firm Self -Report to the Law Society of Alberta on an annual basis. The report is a confirmation of compliance with Part 5 of the Rules.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(1 days ago) the Law Society Appeal Panel considered both criminal and civil fraud in the context of an allegation that a lawyer assisted in a dishonest or fraudulent series of transactions. In the criminal context, fraud is a dishonest act coupled with deprivation in that the victim’s economic or …

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(3 days ago) in the matter of part 3 of the legal profession act, rsa 2000, c. l-8 and in the matter of a hearing regarding the conduct of patricia m. johnston, qc a member of the law society of alberta

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(2 days ago) law; (e) where a tribunal’s enabling statute permits the tribunal to reopen a decision in discharging its function; and (f) where a tribunal has failed to dispose of an issue raised in the proceedings and of which its enabling legislation 3calls for it to dispose. 1.

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LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA IN THE MATTER OF THE LEGAL

(3 days ago) A MEMBER OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA STATEMENT OF FACTS AND ADMISSION OF GUILT INTRODUCTION 1. I was admitted as a member of the Law Society of Alberta on May 12, 2000. 2. My present status with the Law Society of Alberta is Active/Practicing. 3. I have practiced in Calgary, Alberta from May 12, 2000 to present. I am also a member of the Law

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(2 days ago) Law Society and that such conduct is deserving of sanction. FACTS 5. I was the Responsible Lawyer for my law practice. 6. My Self Report for the year 2016 was due January 31, 2017. It was not filed until September 25, 2017. 7. My Accountants Report of 2016 was due January 31, 2017. It was not filed until September 28, 2017. 8.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(Just Now) Law Society in 1999. His practice areas are criminal law, civil litigation and family law. Between 2011 and 2017, Mr. Nguyen acted for D.S. on several criminal, civil and real estate matters. During this time, Mr. Nguyen breached several Accounting Rules, failed to be candid with the LSA, and assisted his client in an improper purpose. 2.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(8 days ago) LAW SOCIETY HEARING FILE HE20190079 . STATEMENT OF ADMITTED FACTS AND ADMISSION OF CONDUCT DESERVING OF SANCTION . BACKGROUND. 1. I, Ronald S. Billingsley, was admitted as a member of the Law Society of Alberta on November 21, 2011. 2. Since June 2013, I have carried on a family law practice in Edmonton, Alberta as sole practitioner. CITATIONS. 3.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(8 days ago) Anthony-Cook is a criminal law case, it has been applied in the regulatory context, including in other LSA conduct matters. 27. According to paragraph 57 of the LSA Hearing Guide, February 2013 (Guide), the "fundamental purpose of the sanctioning process is to ensure that the public is protected

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(3 days ago) areas of Real Estate Conveyancing, Family Law, and Estate Planning and Administration. Procedural Background 4. On September 24, 2018, the Law Society received a complaint from the mortgage administration department of a client of mine, which was a bank (the “Bank”), alleging

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(2 days ago) 1. I obtained my Law Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. 2. I applied to become a student -at-law of the Law Society of Alberta on March 23, 2018 and on July 3, 2018 I commenced my articles at a large firm. I articled with that firm until March 25, 2019, when I took a leave of absence. On July 3, 2019, my articles with the

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(5 days ago) Karen Hansen – Counsel for the Law Society of Alberta (LSA) Stephen Kaczkowski – Self-Represented . Hearing Date . November 1, 2018 . Hearing Location . LSA office, at 500, 919 - 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta . HEARING COMMITTEE REPORT Overview . 1. Mr. Stephen Kaczkowski has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 2005.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(3 days ago) Law Society of Alberta and that such conduct is deserving of sanction. 7. The Statement was submitted to a Conduct Committee Panel and on September 15, 2020 the Panel determined the Statement was in an acceptable form. 8. A Hearing took place on December 10, 2020 at …

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(3 days ago) it is a question of law whether the conduct serves the public good and whether there is evidence that the conduct alleged goes beyond what serves the public good, but it is a question of fact whether the conduct does or does not extend beyond what serves the public good; and (b) the motives of …

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Law Society of Alberta Code of Conduct

(9 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta participated with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in the development of a Model Code of Conduct from 2004 to 2010. The Professional Responsibility Committee and the Benchers then undertook a thorough review to ensure that the Model Code was current and complied with Alberta law and practice.

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Employer’s Guide to the Law Society of Alberta’s

(5 days ago) the Law Society of Alberta’s Respectful Workplace Model Policy, for example, the definition of “employee” includes “workers”. It captures all people at the workplace, and includes partners and contractors. These parties may not be considered “employees” in other legal contexts.

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(9 days ago) estate law, although at the time of the hearing he was not accepting any new real estate files pursuant to an undertaking given to the LSA in February 2018. All of the conduct issues which resulted in the hearing arose from real estate matters handled by Mr. Kiriak

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(1 days ago) The Court noted the law is now clear there is one civil standard of proof in common law. That is proof on a balance of probabilities. LSA Submissions . 16. LSA Counsel began their opening statement indicating that the LSA sought a lengthy suspension or disbarment for the 21 citations based on the complaints of 6 members of the public.

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Law Firm Self-Report Guidelines to Complete the Self-Report

(6 days ago) The Law Firm Self-Report is comprehensive and divided into the four sections. The sections that need to be completed will depend on whether the law firm operates a trust bank account and whether the law firm uploads accounting data in lieu of the Accountant’s Report. Section A General Information Section B General Bank Account

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The rules of the law society of alberta

(Just Now) Law Society of Alberta The Rules of the Law Society of Alberta _____ Version #: 2021_V4 June 18, 2021 www.lawsociety.ab.ca Amendment Table – 2021_V4 Rules Modified Description of Change Amendment Authorized Amendment Effective

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Law Firm Self-Report User Guide

(8 days ago) The Law Firm Self-Report provides an opportunity to ask meaningful questions to the law firm about their practice as well as their practices for bookkeeping (general and trust accounts) to assess the safety and security of trust funds. Questions asked on the Self-Report are also useful to other arms of the Law Society for regulatory purposes.

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Guide for Effectively Managing Trust Safety Risk

(1 days ago) The Law Society of Alberta, as a regulator, is committed to providing continuing education and risk management tools to support lawyers in ensuring the safety of trust property. New risks to the safety of trust property are constantly emerging. In order to maintain

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Considerations for Opening a Law Office

(2 days ago) Law Society of Alberta Start-Up Kit _____ _____ This resource is provided by the Professionalism & Policy Department of the Law Society of Alberta to help Alberta lawyers with practice management. Readers must exercise their own judgment when making decisions for their practices. Considerations for Opening a Law Office

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Lawyer Status Change Guide

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Law Society of Alberta Start-Up Kit

(9 days ago) Law Society of Alberta Start-Up Kit _____ _____ This resource is provided by the Professionalism & Policy Department of the Law Society of Alberta to help Alberta lawyers with practice management. Readers must exercise their own judgment when making decisions for their practices. Considerations for Opening a Law Office

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Application for Exemption

(6 days ago) (a) The law firm and any lawyer practising with the law firm is not permitted to operate a trust account in the name of the law firm, and (b) I am responsible in relation to any general account maintained by the law firm to ensure compliance in accordance with Part 5 of the Rules of the Society, unless exempted by the Executive Director.

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Certificate of Student-at-Law

(4 days ago) Form 2-11 (Rule 58) Certificate of Student-at-Law The personal information collected in this form will be used by the Law Society for one or more purposes contemplated by the Legal Profession Act, the Rules of the Law Society, the Code of Conduct, or a resolution of the Benchers and will be accessible to all departments of the Law Society, including the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association.

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Information Concerning a Lawyer Form

(3 days ago) The Law Society will not get involved in any related legal disputes and cannot provide you with legal advice or opinion. The Law Society cannot compel a lawyer to withdraw from a file. The Law Society is committed to communicating with you in a respectful manner and expects the same courtesy. We understand that this process can be stressful.

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CLIENT IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION LAW SOCIETY …

(4 days ago) LAW SOCIETY ofALBERTA. METHODS TO VERIFY AN INDIVIDUAL 1. GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION METHOD (THE INDIVIDUAL MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT) • Review photo identification issued by government • Name and photograph must match • Record and keep client identification information, type of document,

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IN THE MATTER OF PART 3 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT, …

(7 days ago) law during this time. 8. My accountant attended my office while I was on holidays. Upon my return, I reviewed the Accountant’s Report with my accountant and sent my Self-Report to the Law Society via courier on August 13, 2018. My accountant couriered the Accountant’s Report to the Law

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Law Society of Alberta Part-Time Membership Fees

(Just Now) The majority feel the Law Society should implement a part -time membership fee status. 96% of inactive lawyers and 89% of females feel the Law Society should implement part-time fees. Most react positively saying they are interested, excited or enthusiastic about possible part time membership fees.

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When Lawyer Leaves a Firm

(7 days ago) or both the departing lawyer and the law firm may notify clients in writing that the lawyer is leaving and advise the client of the options available: to have the departing lawyer continue to act, have the law firm continue to act, or retain a new lawyer. Should advice be actively sought by the client, the response of the lawyer contacted must be

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Student Application User Guide

(6 days ago) Prior to submitting your Student -at-Law Articling Agreement, select Pay from the Options dropdown and remit payment for your Student Articling Admission Fee. PAGE 13 . Step 19. PAGE 14 . Once payment is complete, you will need to return to the My Applications page.

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Law Society of Alberta Trust Safety: & Trust Account

(4 days ago) 2) The Law Society of Alberta (The Law Society or the Society) has the responsibility to set standards for approving members to become a Responsible Lawyer and qualify to open, operate and maintain a Trust Account. Those decisions fall under Part 5 of the Rules of The Law Society of Alberta (the Rules).

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LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA IN THE MATTER OF THE LEGAL

(7 days ago) I have practiced law in Lethbridge as an active member since July 23, 1973, operating a general practiceconsisting mainly of civil litigation and real estate files. 3. I was a sole practitioner from 1988 until 2007, when I joined the Stringam Denecky firm. I realized that some of the issues I was experiencing which led to complaints resulted

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Trust Safety Accounting Upload Using PCLaw Software

(6 days ago) the Law Society. Uploading the files to the Law Society All law firms must use the new (PwC) Connect Tool to upload the data to the Law Society. An email will be sent to all Responsible Lawyers with instructions to login and use the Connect Tool. There is also information available on the Law Society website www.lawsociety.ab.ca. Questions?

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Guidelines for Drafting and Implementing A Workplace

(6 days ago) would fall on a law firm’s partners or managing partner, depending on the organization of the law firm. Worker is defined broadly in the OHS Act as “a person engaged in an occupation”, and therefore is inclusive of all those in a legal workplace including partners, associates, articling and summer students, support staff, and contract

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Trust Account and Client Ledger Shortages

(4 days ago) the Law Society, including the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association. The information may be used or disclosed by the Law Society of Alberta, now or in the future, for regulatory purposes, including Law Society of Alberta investigations and proceedings. We may contact you to .

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Law Society of Alberta Conduct Protocol

(1 days ago) the Law Society; and c. “Executive Director” includes Law Society staff lawyers to whom the Executive Director’s powers and duties in section 53 of the Act to conduct a review of a complaint have been delegated. 4. When the complainant is the Law Society, the steps in this Protocol to communicate or

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IN THE MATTER OF A SECTION 32 RESIGNATION …

(3 days ago) On June 22, 2020 a Resignation Committee of the Law Society of Alberta accepted an application by Brian Warrington, a member of the Law Society who lives and practised in Calgary, Alberta, to resign pursuant to section 32 of the . Legal Profession Act. Mr. Warrington’s resignation is effective July 1, 2020.

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IN THE MATTER OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT AND IN THE

(6 days ago) the Law Society of Alberta and the Member agreed the Hearing Committee had jurisdiction to hear the matter. The Hearing Committee similarly agreed. 5. Counsel for both the Law Society of Alberta and the Member were asked whether there was objection to any of the Hearing Committee members based on bias, apprehension

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IN THE MATTER OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION ACT AND IN THE

(1 days ago) and the Law Society have agreed that the appropriate penalty in this matter is a reprimand, payment of a fine of $5,000.00 and payment of the actual costs of this hearing. 12. In these circumstances, the Hearing Committee agreed that the proposed penalty is appropriate.

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New Approved Trust Accounting Software

(Just Now) The Law Society is helping progress the practice of law by expanding the types of trust accounting solutions lawyers can use. Over the last year, the Law Society’s Trust Safety department worked with software vendors to standardize the format of their software’s trust accounting data to ensure compatibility and compliance with our requirements.

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AND IN THE MATTER OF A HEARING REGARDING THE …

(6 days ago) Law Society of Alberta at 500, 919 – 11th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta HEARING COMMITTEE REPORT Jurisdiction, Preliminary Matters and Exhibits 1. On July 18, 2017, a Hearing Committee (Committee) convened at the office of the Law Society of Alberta in Calgary (LSA) to conduct a hearing regarding a number of citations

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LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA v. MING J. FONG IN THE MATTER …

(4 days ago) law society of alberta v. ming j. fong in the matter of a hearing regarding the conduct of ming j. fong, a member of the law society of alberta law society hearing file: he20090057 hearing committee panel: john higgerty, q.c.,-chair, frederica schutz, q.c., and miriam carey, …

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THE LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA HEARING COMMITTEE …

(6 days ago) 9. Mr. Warrington was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 2002 and practiced as a sole practitioner from 2005 until late 2012, covering the period of time in which these complaints arose. He practices predominantly family law. At the time these complaints arose, Mr. Warrington’s practice was approximately two thirds Legal Aid clients.

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