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Client Identification & Verification

New rules on client identification and verification were approved by the Board of Directors (Benchers) in April 2008, and came into effect on December 31, 2008. The new requirements are based on a Model Rule developed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada as part of a national initiative to fight fraud. Law societies across Canada are in the process of implementing the Model Rule to create a national, uniform standard for client identification and verification.

Introduction & Background

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. The Rules

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Interpretation Guidelines

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Flowchart

Online Self-Study Learning Module

Law firms are encouraged to download these sample forms in PDF format, modify them for their needs and have them on hand for their own use.

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Attestation for Verification of Identity

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Verification of Identity Agreement

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Verification of Identity (Individuals)

To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Verification of Identity (Organizations)

If you have any questions or need more information about the new client identification and verification rules, please contact the Practice Advisors.