Make a Will Month is Here

When looking at the data for this province, many a survey will tell you that a little more than half of all Ontarians do not have a will. It’s statistics like these that drive the need for “Make a Will Month”, the annual November campaign to raise awareness about the importance of having a well-drafted and up-to-date will.

When looking at the data for this province, many a survey will tell you that a little more than half of all Ontarians do not have a will. It’s statistics like these that drive the need for “Make a Will Month”, the annual November campaign to raise awareness about the importance of having a well-drafted and up-to-date will.

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Keeping Track of American Law Societies and State Bars

American attorneys are regulated at the state level. State Bar membership is mandatory in some jurisdictions and voluntary in others. Regulation of the legal profession is carried out through a state regulatory agency, a discipline commission, or a discipline committee. In many states, lawyer discipline is the responsibility of the state’s court system rather than the bar association.

When thinking of American bar associations and disciplinary bodies, there’s a lot to keep track of. American attorneys are regulated at the state level. State Bar membership is mandatory in some jurisdictions and voluntary in others. Regulation of the legal profession is carried out through a state regulatory agency, a discipline commission, or a discipline committee. In many states, lawyer discipline is the responsibility of the state’s court system rather than the bar association.

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One to Remember: Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources

Conducting federal legislative historic research is a hard enough task without not knowing where to find the documents you need. While LEGISinfo is an excellent resource for bills, Hansard, and committee sittings alike, it only goes so far back.

Conducting federal legislative historic research is a hard enough task without not knowing where to find the documents you need. While LEGISinfo and the Parliament of Canada website are excellent resources for bills, Hansard, and committee documentation alike, they only go so far back.

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