February 5, 2021
Confirm your Address in the Lawyer Portal
In advance of the 2021 annual fee billing, lawyers are encouraged to confirm that their mailing address is up to date.

Your business contact address determines which Firm Administrator account your annual fee invoice is available in. Additionally, Law Society Member ID cards for active and inactive lawyers are sent to the mailing address you have provided.

You can submit changes to your business contact information including email addresses and direct phone number(s) through the Lawyer Portal. Please note that this can only be done if you are moving to another existing business location. If your current office is relocating to a new address, please provide the new address, office telephone and fax numbers to Membership.

Please complete the following steps to change your business location:

  1. Log into the Lawyer Portal, then select My Profile from the dropdown menu. 
  2. Select the Business Location tab and enter your new address.
  3. Click Submit to submit your changes. 

Changes to your personal contact information can be completed as follows:
  1. Log into the Lawyer Portal and select My Profile from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Address under the Update Personal Information section.
  3. Click Submit to submit your changes.
Moose Hide Campaign
Thursday, Feb. 11 marks the 10th annual Moose Hide Campaign. The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.

Over the years, it has grown into a national campaign to engage all Canadians, with thousands of participating communities, organizations, businesses and schools across the country. People of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds are invited to participate in the Moose Hide Campaign. Since the Campaign began in 2011, thousands of Moose Hide Campaign events, ceremonies and gatherings have taken place and over two million squares of moose hide have been distributed.

According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, half of all Canadian women have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. Indigenous women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than non-Indigenous women and murdered at six times the rate of non-Indigenous women.

This year’s Moose Hide Campaign is particularly significant. A national survey of agencies who help survivors of gender-based violence, conducted by the Ending Violence Association of Canada, found that the severity and prevalence of violence has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. With widespread lockdowns, many women and children do not feel safe in their homes and struggle to access victim services.

To learn more about different ways you, your firm or your organization can get involved, visit the Moose Hide Campaign website
Lawyer Referral: What are your Areas of Practice?
As the Law Society moves into completing its first year of running the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) in-house, we are beginning the process of reviewing LRS for its efficacy and value to the public and lawyers. As part of that review, we ask lawyers who have signed up for LRS to keep their areas of practice updated on a regular basis.

When a lawyer signs up for LRS, they are asked to select areas of law in which they practice. These help the Law Society determine which lawyer may be suitable to take on a potential client. By keeping these areas of practice updated, the service works better for the public (who are connected with a lawyer who practices in the area of law they need) and the lawyer (who gets better quality inquiries). To review your current areas of practice, contact Customer Service.

Additionally, LRS has seen increased demand for lawyers practicing family, criminal and employment law. If you are interested in signing up for LRS, please review the Law Society website to complete and submit the application form.
Court of Queen's Bench Announcement

In order to facilitate the more timely processing of draft Orders submitted to the Court via email, counsel and parties are asked to send draft Orders in .doc or docx (i.e., Microsoft Word) format, where possible.
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