Client & Funds Verification: Rules are Changing; Update on Law Society Consultation on Mandatory Succession Planning for Sole Practitioners; Review of Professional Obligations Relating to Trust Funds; Access to Justice in Rural Communities | CPDonline.ca

Client and Funds Verification: Rules are Changing; Update on Law Society Consultation on Mandatory Succession Planning for Sole Practitioners; Review of Professional Obligations Relating to Trust Funds; Access to Justice in Rural Communities

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Credits
Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.0
1 hour
Published
2023
Presenter(s)
Neha Chugh
Michelle LaPierre
Ray Leclair
Naila Parsons
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
1 hour
Price
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Naila Parsons presents Client and Funds Verification: Verification Rules are Changing; Michelle LaPierre presents Update on Law Society Consultation on Mandatory Succession Planning for Sole Practitioners; Ray Leclair presents Review of Professional Obligations Relating to Trust Funds: SureFund, Fraud, Navigating the OBR System; Neha Chugh presents Mass Retirement and Access to Justice in Rural Communities.

Presenters

Neha Chugh

Neha Chugh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Development Studies and Social Work from the University of Waterloo, and completed a Master’s degree in Planning from the University of Guelph. Her passion for community development and social policy led her to Osgoode Hall Law School where she focused on criminal law, family law, and children and the law. Neha completed her articles with senior criminal defence counsel in downtown Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 2011. Her practice started in Eastern Ontario with a distinct focus on driving offences – Impaired Driving, Over 80, Refuse Breath Sample, and Dangerous Driving cases. Since then she has expanded her practice to cover all areas of Criminal Law.

Michelle LaPierre

Michelle was raised in the small town of Bracebridge in Muskoka, Ontario, and after graduating high school, moved to Toronto to attend York University. Michelle spent the third year of her degree at Uppsala University in Sweden, which gave her an opportunity to experience the rich Scandinavian culture. She spent some time traveling in Russia and experienced the thrill of independent backpacking through Europe. After graduating from York University with her Honours B.A. in history, Michelle moved to Ottawa, completed the Algonquin College Legal Assistant program and began working at Anderson Law Office in 1996. In 2000, Michelle decided to pursue her goal of becoming a lawyer, and after graduating from the University of Ottawa Law School, Michelle completed the Ontario Bar Admission course and her Articles of Clerkship at the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais and was called to the bar in July 2004. The day after being called to the bar, Michelle took over Anderson Law Office, renamed it LaPierre Law Office and for nearly 15 years, has helped serve the legal needs of the Ottawa community in the areas of real estate, wills, estates planning, estate administration, and corporate law. Michelle has been an active member of the CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee for many years and presently has the honour of serving as Chair of the Committee.

Ray Leclair

Ray Leclair

Ray Leclair joined Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPRO) in June of 2008 in the role of Vice President, TitlePLUS, and as of May, 2012 became Vice President, Public Affairs, responsible for government relations efforts at LawPRO.

Formerly General Counsel for the Kanata Research Park Corporation, a development company and major commercial landlord in Ottawa, Ray has practised in both major national law firms and as a sole practitioner, and was a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Law School and Cité Collégiale instructing the French language portion of the real estate law course. He also served for 15 years as the Ottawa senior instructor for the French and English Real Estate Sections of the Bar Admission Course and member of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Solicitor Advisory Group, Licensing Process.

Called to the bar in 1984, Ray is Past-Chair and remains an active participant of both the National Real Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association and of the Real Property Section of the Ontario Bar Association, past Co-Chair and remains a member of the Working Group on Lawyers & Real Estate, and President of the Ontario Real Estate Lawyers Association (ORELA).  Former member of the Ontario Bar Association Council, past executive member of CBA’s National Sections Council, past member of its budget committee and formerly Vice President of the North American Bar-related® Title Insurers, past President of the Advisory Committee for the Cité Collégiale Legal Assistants Program. Ray volunteered as Manager of the fundraiser TOM* MensFashion4Hope and a VIP & Sponsor Relations Officer for semi-annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*). Ray is and has been a frequent speaker/presenter, in French or English, in numerous programs on various real estate and other law related topics in Canada and the United States.

Naila Parsons

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