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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Legal Profession (2021 Reissue)

This title sets out the law governing the practice of law in Canada.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 826 pages

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Published: November 04, 2021
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433516361

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Regardless of their field of specialization, all lawyers must be aware of the rules that govern legal practice, regulate interactions with clients and govern financial obligations and reporting practices.

Newly revised and thoroughly updated, the Halsbury's Legal Profession (2021 Reissue) title sets out the law governing the practice of law in Canada. This title includes a narrative of how the legal profession is regulated in all provincial and territorial jurisdictions, requirements regarding entry into the profession and educational standards, the organization and conduct of a law practice, financial and reporting requirements, the rules and obligations governing client relationships and interaction with the public, issues of professional conduct and duties towards the court and other lawyers.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Powers of the provincial and territorial law societies
  • Education, training and qualifications
    • Entry to the profession, articling and bar examinations
    • Transfer between jurisdictions
    • Admission
    • Readmission after disbarment
  • Regulation of practice
    • Organization of practice
    • Financial regulation and reporting
    • Protecting client's property and money
    • Advertising
    • Unauthorized practice
    • Paralegals
    • Commissioners of oaths
    • Custodianship, complaints and discipline
  • Relationships with clients and the general public
    • Accepting instructions
    • Withdrawal
    • Lawyer competence
    • Carrying out instructions
    • Professional liability
    • Mandatory professional indemnity
    • Remuneration
  • Professional relationships with other lawyers and other persons
    • General obligation of respect
    • Reporting lawyer misconduct
    • Sharp practice
    • No recording without prior notice
    • Professional undertakings
  • Relationships with courts
    • Lawyer as officer of the court
    • Lawyer's duty to the court
    • Solicitor as advocate
    • Contempt

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Table of contents

I. Regulation of the Legal Profession in Canada
II. Education, Training and Qualifications
III. Regulation of Practice
IV. Relationships with Clients and General Public
V. Professional Relationships with Other Lawyers and Other Persons
VI. Relationships with Courts