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