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Introducing the New Succession Planning Professional Standard

The new Succession Planning Professional Standard, effective February 2, 2021, is a result of work ongoing since 2017, when Council appointed a Working Group to consider the implications for the profession if lawyers and firms do not have effective plans in place to deal with any unplanned practice interruption.

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Society Nominates Mark Scott QC as 2021-2022 Second Vice-President

“I am very pleased with the Nominating Committee’s recommendation of Mark Scott QC as the Society’s 2021-2022 Second Vice President,” said the Society’s First Vice-President Tuma Young QC. “After having worked with Mark on various committees, I know he will be an asset to the Society, to the membership and to the public at large. Mark is thoughtful, dedicated, and his skills and experience as a …

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2021 Council Election: Message from Nominating Committee Chair

I urge all lawyers to consider running for Council and taking on one of the most important roles we have to ensure continued self-governance of an independent legal profession. I particularly encourage lawyers from equity-seeking communities to consider running as we aim to increase diversity among Council Members to better represent the makeup of our Bar.

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