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Client Identification & Verification

As part of a national initiave to fight fraud, rules regarding client identification and verification are now in force. The new "Client Identification & Verification" rules are based on the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's Model rule on Client Identity. Societies across Canada have taken similar measures in an effort to create a uniform standard for client indentification and verification.

All members are advised to review Part VI (rules 124-135) of the Rules of the the Law Society.

Client Identification and Verification Checklist [PDF] is available to assist lawyers in following the procedures outlined in the rules.


Law Society of Alberta

Law Society of British Columbia

Law Society of Saskatchewan

Law Society of Ontario

Nova Scotia Barristers Society