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Issue 69 | May 2021

LIANSWERS

This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
LIANS’ Insurance Levy for 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 LIANS Insurance Levy was approved by LIANS’ Board of Directors on April 20, 2021.

The net levy for the policy year commencing July 1, 2021 is $1,944 for each full practising Member, $972 for Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyers and $350 for Nova Scotia government lawyers. In the case of full practicing lawyers, this represents an 8.2% reduction from last year.

In addition, the Board of Directors has approved a further $100 credit for eligible full practicing lawyers. To be eligible to receive this credit, the lawyer:

(i) has to have been a Member of the Society at the start of the current insurance Policy Period (July 1, 2020) with either full practicing or non-practicing status at that time; and

(ii) be either full practicing at the start of the upcoming renewal Policy Period commencing July 1, 2021 or, if non-practicing at that time, return to full time practice during the renewal policy period commencing July 1, 2021.

For those eligible to receive it, this additional credit will be reflected on your upcoming Society fee invoice.

Should you have any questions or comments for the Director of Insurance and/or the Board, please feel free to send them care of Lawrence Rubin at lrubin@lians.ca

Sincerely,

Lawrence Rubin
Director of Insurance

Board of Directors
Robyn Elliott QC, Chair
Charles Thompson, Vice-Chair
Sarah Almon
Greg Barro QC
Michelle Chai
Sean Foreman QC
Oliver Janson
Joshua Martin
Jade Pictou
Ivo Winter