Law Society Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program launched in the fall of 2022 as a pilot program will continue as a regular offering of the Law Society to its members. Sixteen mentors have accepted to participate in the program which has been designed to support practice management and related areas, not substantive law. The program has been expanded to include lawyers with three years and under of practice. For additional information on the Pilot Mentorship Program please contact the Society.
Law Society has moved.
The Law Society has opened it office at the new location, BDC Building, 119 Kent St. Suite 300, Charlottetown. The mailing address remains the same P.O. Box 128, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2.
Law Society is Moving
The Law Society will be moving to new premises. To accommodate the move the Law Society office at 49 Water Street will be closed starting at 4 pm Thursday, August 10, 2023. The Law Society will open at its new location, BDC Building, 119 Kent St. Suite 300 at 9 am Monday August 21, 2023. During this time staff will be available by email, responding as quickly as possible. Phones will be monitored and calls returned daily.
Community Legal Information (CLI) lawyer referral service
The Law Society of PEI is a proud supporter of the Community Legal Information (CLI) lawyer referral service. To further support this important program the Law Society will give continuing professional development credit to lawyers who are part of this service.
Starting immediately and effective January 1, 2023, lawyers who are a part of the CLI lawyer referral service will receive:
A one-time credit of 1 hour of continuing professional development for joining/being a part of the lawyer referral service, and 1 hour of continuing professional development credit for every 5 CLI clients they see per year.
Maximum annual continuing professional development credit for being part of the lawyer referral service will be 2 hours.
You can sign up online here
, and CLI will track your volunteer hours for you.
Any questions, please contact Ellen Mullally, Executive Director at CLI at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 King's Counsel Appointments
This year’s highest honour in the legal profession has been awarded to Andrew D. Campbell, Kevin J. Kiley, and Perlene J. Morrison.
“It is a pleasure to announce Andrew, Kevin, and Perlene as the latest recipients of this important designation. This achievement is the culmination of their dedication to the practice of law in their respective areas of expertise. I hope all Island residents will join me in congratulating them on this significant accomplishment.”
- Justice and Public Safety Minister and Attorney General of Prince Edward Island Darlene Compton
The complete announcement can be found here
Law Society Launched Mentorship Pilot Program
The Secretary/Treasurer announced the launch of the Pilot Mentorship Program to the Articled Clerks during the Bar Admission Course. Sixteen mentors have accepted to participate in the program which has been designed to support practice management and related areas, not substantive law. The program will be evaluated for 6 - 8 months and if there is positive feedback it will be expanded to include lawyers with two years and under of practice. For additional information on the Pilot Mentorship Program please contact the Society.
2021 Queen's Counsel Appointments
Ruth M. DeMone and D. Shannon Farrell are receiving the highest honour in the field of law.
“It is an honour to recognize Ruth and Shannon for the excellence they demonstrate in their careers and the significant contributions they have made to our Island communities. They are testaments to the practice of law and are exemplary legal practitioners. Congratulations to both Ruth and Shannon for this important achievement,” said Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General of Prince Edward Island Bloyce Thompson.
The full announcement can be found here
Federation of Law Societies Publishes Guidance on the Implication of the Russia/Belarus Sanctions for Legal Professionals
In 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.
Law Society of PEI Office
The Law Society of PEI Office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada Published Statement on Indian Residential Schools
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has published a statement regarding Indian Residential Schools, which can be found here
Anti Money Laundering Rules, Amendments to the Regulations of the Legal Profession Act
At 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.
Law Society Donates to CBC Feed A Family
The Law Society of PEI donated $500 to the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry in support of the annual CBC Feed a Family promotion.
2020 Queen's Counsel Appointments
Gary Demeulenaere and Sophie MacDonald are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law.
Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Legislation Consultations
The 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.
Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
The 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
Law Society Offices Close
Please 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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Advisories
New resource document for members of the profession prepared by the Federation’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Working Group (“AMLTF Working Group”).
Queen's Counsel Appointment Announced
Announcing that Jonathan Coady has received the top recognition designation in the field of law by receiving the Queens Counsel designation.
Queen's Counsel Appointments
Janice 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.
Queen's Counsel appointments named
Three distinguished Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation for 2017.
Mental Health Awareness Week
October 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:
- 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