Adopted by Convocation on June 22, 2000
In Effect: November 1, 2000
Amendments current to January 24, 2013.
NOTE: Rules of conduct amended to implement Federation's Model Code effective October 1, 2014 - More Information
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Rules of Professional Conduct contain the Rules, a Bibliography, a Table of Concordance, and a Topical Index. The entire document can be downloaded for viewing and printing. Selected parts of interest may also be downloaded printed using the links below. A separate Amendment History, describes amendments to the Rules and when they were made.
The Rules of Professional Conduct comprise:
- RULE 1: Citation and Interpretation — Offers definitions for key terms used throughout the Revised Rules and guidelines for the interpretation of the Rules.
- RULE 2: Relationship to Clients — Rules and commentaries on client-related issues such as lawyer competence, conflicts of interest and confidentiality.
- RULE 3: The Practice of Law — Rules and commentaries on issues related to law practices themselves, such as firm names, advertising, interprovincial law firms.
- RULE 4: Relationship to the Administration of Justice — Rules and commentaries relating to a lawyer's responsibilities to the courts, participants in the legal system and to the overall administration of justice.
- RULE 5: Relationship to Students, Employees, and Others — Rules and commentaries governing a lawyer's conduct toward students, employees and others, including areas such as sexual harassment and discrimination.
- RULE 6: Relationship to the Society and Other Lawyers — Rules and commentaries covering issues such as a lawyer's responsibilities toward the Law Society, involvement in multi-discipline practices and public office.
- Table of Concordance - as of November 1, 2000
- Topical Index
Download the complete Rules of Professional Conduct.
View the Amendment History.