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Newfoundland-Labrador law society makes conduct code changes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 8:40 AM | By Terry Davidson

An East Coast law society has beefed up its rules around lawyers leaving firms, making “unreasonable assurances” to clients and getting mixed up in the “fraudulent, criminal or illegal” doings of others.

Brenda Grimes, Law Society of Newfoundland and LabradorThe amendments to the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s code of conduct became official Oct. 23. This is part of the ongoing effort by the nation’s various law societies to harmonize rules via the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct....