x ONTARIO REPORTS MAY 17, 2019
Call for comment — Short-term
pro bono legal services rules
The Law Society is seeking input on proposed amendments to
the lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct to extend the modified
conflict of interest standard in the short-term pro bono legal
services rules to Legal Aid Ontario lawyers, who provide short-term
pro bono legal services.
The Law Society is also seeking input on whether the short-term
pro bono legal services rules should be expanded to include other
not-for-profit service providers.
Currently, only lawyers who provide services through a Pro Bono
Ontario program are exempt from performing conflict of interest
searches when providing pro bono services.
Visit lso.ca/consultations to read the consultation paper and
make a submission by May 31, 2019.
Notice to the Professions