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Issue 68 | March 2021


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.
Provide Your Input on Draft Criminal Law Standards: Charter Applications and Cultural Competence

The Society’s Criminal Law Standards Committee is seeking your feedback on the following two new proposed Criminal Law Standards:

These Standards would apply to everyone practising criminal law if passed by the Society’s Council. Learn more about how these Standards are drafted.

Your feedback on the draft standards is essential as we need firsthand insight from practising lawyers on how these standards would be applied.

Provide feedback by completing our online feedback form (s) at or email by April 30, 2021.

Standards are not only requirements and sources of information and resources, but they help lawyers reduce risk. In an era when claims of ineffective counsel are growing, complying with Standards helps protect you as well as your clients.

Review the current Criminal Law Standards. Questions about applying these standards to your practice? Contact Legal Services Support