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Understanding the New Contingency Fee Reforms for Lawyers and Paralegals: What You Need to Know Before July 1st

Date

Friday, May 14, 2021 (9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.)

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Alternate date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 [click to view options]

CPD Hour(s)*
0 Substantive
1 h 30 m Professionalism
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Page Count: 83

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Chair
  • Adam Wagman, C.S.
    Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
Description
On July 1, a new contingency fee regime comes into effect for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. These changes are designed to enhance consumer protection, improve transparency and fairness for clients, and facilitate access to justice. Our presenters guide you through the amendments to the Solicitor's Act and the Regulations, the Rules of conduct for lawyers and paralegals, and give you tips to smoothly transition any needed changes for your practice management. If you provide legal services on a contingency fee basis, do not miss this informative program.
  • Learn about the new, mandatory standard form contingency agreement
  • Hear about the new Consumer Guide - standardized and required for all contingency fee clients  
  • Understand the risk management issues​ that can arise with the new arrangements

Presenters

  • The Honourable Doug DowneyAttorney General of Ontario
  • Jasmine DayaJasmine Daya & Co.
  • Andrew SpurgeonRoss & McBride LLP
  • Juda StrawczynskiDirector, practicePROLawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®)
  • Adam Wagman, C.S.Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP

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