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FORM S ...

    FORM S

     [Form S amended, December of 2009] (Subsection 54(1))

     LAW SOCIETY OF NUNAVUT

NOTICE TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP AND PAY ANNUAL FEE AND LEVIES

TAKE NOTICE that a member’s annual fee, assurance fund levy and trust fund levy, if

    applicable, for the year beginning January 1, 2010 and ending December 31, 2010, is

    required by the Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut to be paid on or before January 31,

    2010, by cheque made payable to the “Law Society of Nunavut” as follows:

    (a) The amount payable by an active member is comprised of the following:

     (i) annual fee $1,350

     (ii) assurance fund levy $ 100

     (iii) trust account levy, if applicable $ 100

     (iv) applicable taxes (GST 5%) $77.50 or else $72.50 if no trust account levy

    (b) The amount payable by an inactive member is comprised of the following:

     (i) annual fee $ 450

     (ii) trust account levy $ 100

     (iii) applicable taxes (GST 5%) $ 27.50

TAKE NOTICE that the assurance fund levy is payable by every active member, whether a

    resident or non-resident member of the Law Society.

TAKE NOTICE that the trust account levy, which is in substitution for payment of interest

    from members’ trust accounts generated by money received from Nunavut clients and matters, is transferred by the Law Society to the Law Foundation, is payable by every

    member, if the member has no trust account in Nunavut.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that every active member who is applying for an

    exemption from payment of the annual professional liability insurance levy must also

    complete and submit the Insurance Exemption Certificate and Undertaking which

    accompanies this form.

AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that any member who fails to complete and submit the

    Application for Renewal Form T which accompanies this form and / or fails to pay the

    required annual fee and levies on or before January 31, 2010, is, without further notice,

    automatically suspended as a member.

    Secretary

    Law Society of Nunavut

    FORM T

    [Form T confirmed 2009 05 02, with effect from 2008 12 15] (Section 55)

    LAW SOCIETY OF NUNAVUT

    APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL

To: Secretary, Law Society of Nunavut

I, _________________________________, of ______________________________, hereby

     (full name) (municipality and province or territory)

    apply for renewal as an active ............ or inactive ............ member of the Law Society of

    Nunavut. (check one)

(all sections must have an answer, which may be “not applicable” or “n/a”)

1. I am presently practising law with the following firm or employer or under own firm name

    of

___________________________________________________________________________

    (name of firm or employer or own firm name)

___________________________________________________________________________

    (business address)

Telephone number _______________________ Fax number __________________________

Email address _______________________________________________________________

2. The address to which mail is to be sent is (if different from the above address)

___________________________________________________________________________

3. (1) I am or have been a member of the following law societies or comparable bodies for the

    following periods of time

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

(2) During the past year, I have been engaged in practising law, or I am an inactive member, in

    the following jurisdictions for the following periods of time

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

(3) No disciplinary proceedings are pending or have been taken against me or complaints made

    against me during the past year as a member of the law societies or comparable bodies listed

    in subsection (1) except

___________________________________________________________________________

(4) The results of any disciplinary proceedings taken against me or complaints made against

    me were

___________________________________________________________________________

(5) No claims for lawyers' professional liability insurance are pending or have been made

    against me during the past year as a member of the law societies or comparable bodies listed

    in subsection (1) except

___________________________________________________________________________

(6) The results of any claims for lawyers' professional liability insurance listed in

     subsection (5) were

___________________________________________________________________________

4. Submitted with this application are

    (1) my Insurance Exemption Certificate and Undertaking, if applicable;

    (2) Nunavut matters or files of which I have carriage or closed in 20__, noted by percentage of

    the total of Nunavut matters and files (Appendix A);

    (3) Education programs that I attended or for which I was a presenter in 20__ (Appendix B);

    (4) Lawyer referral service form attached hereto as Appendix C (unless previously submitted

    via email).

    (5) a cheque payable to the “Law Society of Nunavut” in the sum of $ ___________ for

    (a) the prescribed annual fee

    (b) the assurance fund levy, if applicable ______ (check if included)

    (c) trust account levy, if applicable ______ (check if included)

    (d) applicable taxes (5% GST)

5. I certify that the information I have provided in or annexed to this application is correct.

6. I undertake with the Law Society of Nunavut that I will during my enrolment well and

    faithfully keep and perform all my obligations as a barrister and solicitor and as a member of

    the Society and abide by the Legal Profession Act, the Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut and

    the requirements of the Society.

Dated at ___________________________, on the _________ day of _____________ 20__.

     (municipality and province or territory)

___________________________________

    (signature of member)

    Appendix A

    Categories and percentages of Nunavut matters or files

    of which I have carriage and closed in 2009

    _____________________________________________

     (member’s name)

    ______________________________%

    Percentage of Nunavut matters and files of my total caseload

    Categories Percentage of matters and files of my Nunavut caseload

     (check box closest to the percentage of matters and files; total

    percentage need not add to 100% given these ranges)

    0 to 11 to 21 to 31 to 41 to 51 to 76 to

    10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 75% 100% aboriginal administrative alternative dispute resolution mediation and arbitration

    civil litigation defendant, including commercial

    civil litigation plaintiff, including commercial

    commercial lending for borrower commercial lending for lender commercial corporate criminal defence criminal prosecution family / matrimonial excluding real estate and wills & estates

    government institutional motor vehicle defendant motor vehicle plaintiff pro bono property real estate / mortgages commercial real estate / mortgages residential wills & estates other: other:

    Appendix B

Education programs that I attended or for which I was a presenter in 2009

    _____________________________________________

    (member’s name)

    Description / name of program Format of program and duration

    (in person / webinar / podcast / self-study etc.)

    attendee

    presenter

    Appendix C

    LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE FORM*

Name ______________________________

    I do not wish to participate

    I am an employee and do not provide legal services to the public Firm ______________________________

    Address ______________________________

    Postal Code ______________________________

    Phone ______________________________

    Fax ______________________________

    E-mail ______________________________

    Language(s) ______________________________

    Year of Call ______________________________

    Subject Preferences (select 3)

    Aboriginal Law Human Rights Administrative Immigration Agriculture Insurance Franchise Intellectual Property Aviation Labour

    Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights Landlord & Tenant Child Protection* Medical Malpractice Civil Court Actions* Military

    Commercial/Corporate Municipal Condominium Real Estate Consumer Protection Securities Corporate law/Non-Profits Sexual Harassment Criminal* Taxation

    Employment-Dismissal Employment Insurance Entertainment Welfare

    Environmental Wills/Estates/Trusts Expropriation Workers Compensation Family* Youth Court

Other (please specify)

Preference 1_________: 1-10 cases 11-30 cases over 30 cases

    Preference 2_________: 1-10 cases 11-30 cases over 30 cases

    Preference 3_________: 1-10 cases 11-30 cases over 30 cases

*

    LAW SOCIETY OF NUNAVUT

    INSURANCE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE AND UNDERTAKING

To: The Executive

    Law Society of Nunavut

I, ________________________________________________, HEREBY CERTIFY THAT:

    (print or type name)

    (INSTRUCTIONS: DELETE #1 OR #2, AS APPROPRIATE)

1. (a) I am an active member or am applying for membership in the Law Society of

    Nunavut;

    (b) I am employed by, and my professional services are provided exclusively to:

    (i) a government or government agency; or

    (ii) an employer who does not practice law; and

    (c) I do not render or will not be rendering legal services of any kind to the public in

    Nunavut.

    or

2. (a) I am an active member or am applying for membership in the Law Society of

    Nunavut;

    (b) I do not ordinarily reside or carry out my principal practice of law in Nunavut;

    (c) I am covered by errors and omissions insurance which provides indemnification to a

    minimum of $1,000,000.00 and which covers my practice of law in Nunavut, which insurance

    is carried through:

    _________________________________________________________________

    (Name of Insurer and Law Society)

     and

    (d) I will provide further information, upon request, respecting my insurance coverage.

I UNDERTAKE to notify the Law Society immediately if there is a change in my status such

    that the foregoing statements are no longer applicable.

DATED at ________________________, this ____ day of ______________, 20 _____ .

    )

    )

    ___________________________________ )

______________________________________

    (Witness) (Signature)

    Rules of the Law Society of Nunavut

    RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

54. (1) The Secretary shall, before December 31 in each year, send to each member on the

    Record a written notice in Form S requiring the renewal of membership for the

    following year and payment of all fees and levies required to be paid by the member.

     (2) The Executive may defer the requirement to pay any levy to another time.

55. (1) Except as provided in subsections 54(2) and 55(2), to renew his or her membership, the

    member shall submit to the Secretary, on or before January 31 of the year for which the

    renewal is being sought, all of the documents, fees and levies set out below:

    (a) an original application for renewal in Form T;

    (b) an original certificate, in the form provided by the Society, certifying to the

    Executive the circumstances entitling a member to an exemption under subsection

    93(6), if applicable;

    (c) payment of the assurance fund levy, if applicable;

    (d) payment of the trust fund levy, if applicable;

    and

    (e) payment of the applicable annual fee set out in Schedule A.

     (2) The documents referred to in subsection 55(1) may be submitted as copies.

    (3) The originals of those documents shall be retained by the member and upon the request

    of the Society shall be submitted to the Society forthwith.

56. (1) If a member fails to renew his or her membership on or before January 31 of the year

    for which the renewal would be sought, the member is without notice automatically

    suspended from membership.

     (2) For the purpose of determining whether a membership has been renewed on or before

    January 31 of the year for which the renewal would be sought, all of the documents, fees

    and levies set out in subsection 55(1) must be received by the Society on or before

    January 31 of that year.

57. The Secretary shall issue an annual certificate in Form U to each active member who has

    renewed his or her membership.

93. (6) Each applicant for membership and each active member who by virtue of subsection 4

    claims to be exempt from payment of the insurance levy shall provide proof to the

    satisfaction of the Executive of his or her entitlement to the exemption with his or her

    application and annually on or before January 31 in each year.

[amended 2008 12 04]

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