The Law Society of Ontario seeks feedback on how to support legal professionals with succession planning

The Law Society of Ontario’s Professional Regulation Committee has launched a consultation process to obtain feedback on a recommendation from the Trustee Services Working Group to implement a mandatory succession planning requirement for licensees in private practice. The proposed plan includes the development of mandatory succession planning criteria, the creation of supports and resources to assist licensees with succession planning, and reporting and enforcement requirements.

This succession planning is to mitigate the issues that arise when a legal professional is no longer able to be active in legal matters, potentially jeopardising a client’s legal proceedings.

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