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Are you ready for the Law Society’s new client ID requirements on January 1, 2024?

Are you ready for the Law Society’s new client ID requirements on January 1, 2024?

As of January 1st, 2024, the Law Society of Ontario requires lawyers who only meet with clients virtually to verify their clients’ identity online by authenticating their identification documents, or using an alternate, approved verification method. This ends the emergency virtual-verification measures that permitted verification through simply viewing identification documents online. The virtual authentication of… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention

Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

Ontario Updates Rules for Real Estate Agents and Brokerages

The second phase of legislative and regulatory changes under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), formerly known as the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), came into effect December 1, 2023. There are several changes including seller approved sharing of non-confidential information in an offer of purchase and sale, disclosure… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate

New wellness resources from the Member Assistance Program

New wellness resources from the Member Assistance Program

Beginning December 1, Homewood Health will be updating the myassistplan.com web portal to incorporate the new “Pathfinder” user-interface system. Through a series of simple questions, the anonymous Pathfinder system will quickly guide lawyers to curated lifestyle coaching, counselling, peer-support, and online resources that are directed at the specific needs of each lawyer. Lawyers can book… Read More »

Categories: Wellness and Balance

Federation of Law Societies launches online program to combat money laundering risks

Federation of Law Societies launches online program to combat money laundering risks

The Federation’s of Law Societys has launched an online learning program entitled “Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Canadian Legal Profession”. The program is free and the Law Society of Ontario has accredited the program for 3 hours and 45 minutes of Professionalism content. From the website: “The practice of law exposes legal professionals… Read More »

Categories: Technology, Fraud Prevention




Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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