- Federation of Law Societies Publishes Guidance on the Implication of the Russia/Belarus Sanctions for Legal ProfessionalsApril 24, 2022In recent weeks the Canadian government has enacted a number of sanctions against individuals and entities in Russia and Belarus in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Members of the FLSC Policy Counsel Counterpart Group – a group of senior law society policy counsel and managers – have developed guidance on the implication of the sanctions for legal professionals.
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- 2021 Queen's Counsel AppointmentsDecember 14, 2021Ruth M. DeMone and D. Shannon Farrell are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law. Read More >
- Law Society of PEI OfficeThursday, September 30, 2021The Law Society of PEI Office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Read More >
- The Federation of Law Societies of Canada Published Statement on Indian Residential SchoolsThe Federation of Law Societies of Canada has published a statement regarding Indian Residential Schools, which can be found here. Read More >
- Anti Money Laundering Rules, Amendments to the Regulations of the Legal Profession ActJuly 19, 2021At the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island the membership approved amendments to the Regulations of the Legal Profession Act – Anti Money Laundering Rules which will come into effect on September 1, 2021. Read More >
- Law Society Donates to CBC Feed A FamilyDecember 18, 2020The Law Society of PEI donated $500 to the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry in support of the annual CBC Feed a Family promotion. Read More >
- 2020 Queen's Counsel AppointmentsDecember 14, 2020Gary Demeulenaere and Sophie MacDonald are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law. Read More >
- Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Legislation ConsultationsJuly 27, 2020The Department of Economic Growth, Tourism, and Culture is undertaking stakeholder consultations on the development of Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Legislation. Please see the attached memo from Patricia McPhail, Director, Labour and Industrial Relations. If you would like to contribute feeback it should be received by the Labour and Industrial Relations Division by August 21, 2020. Read More >
- Scholarship Application Deadline ExtendedJuly 27, 2020The application deadline for the Prince Edward Island Law Society / Law Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association, PEI Daphne Dumont Student Scholarships have been extended to August 31, 2020. The Scholarship Application can be found here.
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- Law Society Offices CloseMarch 17, 2020Please be advised that the Law Society Office is carefully monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) public health risk. For the safety of our staff, our members and the public, effective March 17, 2020 the Society's offices & library will close until May 25, 2020, to align with the Province's advice. While our office is physically closed during this time, our staff is available remotely during our office hours (Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4:00PM) via email for assistance.
You can reach us at LAWSOCIETY@LSPEI.PE.CA and someone will be in contact with you.
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- Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk AdvisoriesNew resource document for members of the profession prepared by the Federation’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Working Group (“AMLTF Working Group”). Read More >
- Queen's Counsel Appointment AnnouncedAnnouncing that Jonathan Coady has received the top recognition designation in the field of law by receiving the Queens Counsel designation. Read More >
- Senator Murray Sinclair speaks to Lawyers at Call to Action CLEOctober 31, 2019The Law Society of PEI Call to Action Committee hosted a Continuing Legal Education session on October 31st, with Senator Murray Sinclair as keynote speaker. Senator Sinclair served as a Provincial Court Judge and Superior Court Judge in Manitoba and as the Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015. He was appointed to the Senate in 2016. Read More >
- Model Rules to Fight Money Laundering and Terrorist FinancingMarch 22, 2019To ensure that legal professionals are not unwittingly used by their clients in crimes involving money laundering or terrorist financing activities, all of Canada’s law societies enforce rules developed by the Federation. Read More >
- Queen's Counsel AppointmentsFriday, December 14, 2018Janice L. MacCallum, Donald K. MacKenzie and Ronald J. Keefe have been selected as 2018 appointments to Queen’s Counsel, a top recognition in the field of law. Read More >
- Queen's Counsel appointments namedDecember 5, 2017Three distinguished Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation for 2017. Read More >
- Pamela Large Moran named to the Bertha Wilson Honour SocietyNovember 22, 2017Charlottetown lawyer and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practitioner, Pamela Large Moran, has been named to the Bertha Wilson Honour Society by the Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University Alumni Association. Read More >
- Mental Health Awareness WeekOctober 1st to 7thOctober 1st to 7th is Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW.
To bring attention to Homewood Health’s expertise in the area of mental health, we are sharing mental health related information on our corporate websites during the week. Keep an eye out for these upcoming articles:
Schedule for Mental Health Awareness Week Campaign:
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- Tuesday, October 3rd – Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter article release – Youth, Teens and Mental Health
- Wednesday, October 4th – Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter article release – Understanding Depression
- Thursday, October 5th – Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter article release – The Impact of Sleep on Your Health
- Friday, October 6th - Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter article release – Reducing Mental Health Stigma
- PEI Legal Community Undertakes Cultural Competency TrainingFebruary 3, 2016The P.E.I Law Society, in collaboration with the indigenous Mi'kmaq community, is among the first in the country to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action. The TRC was established to inform all Canadians about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. Among the 94 Calls to Action outlined in its Report the TRC asked law societies to provide cultural competency training to their members.
In response, the Law Society of P.E.I. established the Call To Action committee and partnered with the P.E.I. branch of the Canadian Bar Association to begin the process of creating cultural awareness in the Island legal community. The first in a series of sessions planned will take place on February 3rd. The day-long event will specifically examine the history and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada. The Call to Action Committee plans to continue to work toward the goal of developing cultural competency. Future sessions will focus on providing education in other specific areas identified in the TRC Report, including the United Nations Declaration on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Law and Aboriginal - Crown Relations. Each session will be developed following engagement with, and direction from the leadership of the indigenous Mi'kmaq. Read More >
- Queen’s Counsel appointments namedDecember 6, 2016Two distinguished Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation for 2016. Read More >
- The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. ScholarshipOctober 25, 2016The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies is now accepting applications for THE RIGHT HONOURABLE PAUL MARTIN SR. SCHOLARSHIP. Read More >
- M. Kathleen Mitchell Awarded 2016 CBA Daphne Dumont Student ScholarshipSeptember 9, 2016 Read More >
- Three Law Students Receive the 2016 Law Society/Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island Student ScholarshipsSeptember 9, 2016
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- Daphne Dumont winner of 2016 CBA President's AwardAugust 11, 2016Daphne Dumont of Prince Edward Island is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2016 President’s Award. The award recognizes Ms. Dumont’s significant contribution to the CBA, women’s issues and her community. Read More >
- Catherine Chaisson awarded 2016 Distinguished Community Service AwardJune 24, 2016In early 2007, the Law Society was approached by Nancy and Derek Key to assist in establishing the Distinguished Community Service Award “to honour, recognize and celebrate the valuable contribution that members have made to various community organizations at the local, provincial or national level, as well as to showcase the vast spectrum of voluntary services that members provide to the community at large”. The 2016 Distinguished Community Service Award was presented to Catherine Chaisson during the Annual Presidents Dinner, June 24, 2016. Read More >
- Queen's Counsel Appointments AnnouncedDecember 17, 2015Two distinguished Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation for 2015. “I am pleased to announce that Krista MacKay of Summerside and Patsy MacLean of Cornwall have been selected as the 2015 appointments to Queen’s Counsel,” said Premier and Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General Wade MacLauchlan. “This honor represents the top recognition of one’s reputation and accomplishments in the field of law, and we are fortunate to have them working and living in our Island community.” Read More >
- Mary Lynn Kane, Q.C. named to Bertha Wilson Honour Society by Schulich School of LawDecember 14, 2015The Bertha Wilson Honour Society at the Schulich School of Law recognizes our extraordinary alumni and showcases their geographic reach and contributions to law and society. Each year, one alumnus or alumna from each of our association's branches – along with up to three additional alumni nominated by the Board of the Society of the Bertha Wilson Honour Society. Mary Lynn Kane, Q.C., managing partner at Cox and Palmer is one of 8 alumni have been inducted into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society for 2015. Read More >
- Elizabeth Reagh, Q.C. - Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty 2015 Mentor AwardDecember 2, 2015Each year, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty honours a member of the Island Community who through exemplary contributions and service to society fulfils the distinction of being a mentor to the club, its members and society as a whole. The recipient is not a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty. He or she has been a significant influence on the lives of others by the commitment they have demonstrated to their profession over the years. The recipent of the 2015-16 Mentor Award is Elizabeth Strong Reagh, Q.C. Read More >
- Federation names new President for 2015-2016November 16, 2015The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is pleased to announce that Jeff Hirsch has been elected President for 2015 - 2016. Mr. Hirsch is a partner with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in Winnipeg, practising in the areas of administrative law, commercial litigation, and professional negligence. Read More >