Ban On Canadian Residential Property Purchases By Foreign Buyers Now In Effect

As we’ve previously warned, the federal Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act came into force on January 1, 2023, and, subject to any extensions or amendments, will be in effect for 2 years.

Lians Seeking Candidates For Its Board Of Directors

Nslap Wellness: Burnout – What Is It And How To Cope

“We live in a high-speed world driven by the urge to instantly respond to every ‘ping’ from our devices. Over time, our need to meet increasing expectations can do damage …”

New "wills, Powers Of Attorney And Personal Directives" Professional Standards

As you know, Council in 2019 established this new Standards committee and has now approved four more Standards, totalling six. In addition to the existing Income Tax and Revocation Standards, you can now review the new Standards here …

New Year, New Review: Improving Your Client Service In 2023

The new year is a great time to review and refresh your professional processes, in order to ensure a more positive year ahead for both you and your clients. Follow these day-to-day procedures to establish and maintain your best client service in 2023, and stay up-to-date with NSBS pandemic news and guidelines …

Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (clia) – Board Of Directors Vacancy

The Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA) is a reciprocal insurance exchange providing professional liability insurance to lawyers in nine Canadian provinces and territories with its head office in Regina, Saskatchewan. CLIA’s nominating committee is seeking candidates for one volunteer board position opening July 1, 2023.

Protect Yourself From The Pitfalls Of Ila

When doing transactional work, be it in the commercial, real estate or family law context, the need for a party to the transaction to obtain Independent Legal Advice (ILA) will often arise. Often lawyers provide ILA to help a friend who refers the person. Though the nature and value of the transaction will vary, there is a common perception that ILA should be a quick exercise for a modest fee. From your professional liability insurer’s perspective, such a

Fraud Alert: "spoofing" Scams Continue To Target Ns Lawyers' Identities

Identity theft using robocalls, bogus websites/emails/texts (known as “spoofing”) continue to reported by Nova Scotia lawyers.

Mentors Sought For Mentorship Program

Do you have a minimum of nine years of experience and are interested in volunteering your time to provide support and guidance to another member? LIANS is currently seeking mentors of all backgrounds for its Mentorship Program, specifically in the areas of Immigration law, Wills & Estates, Real Property, Corporate/Commercial, Administration, and Municipal law.