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Anti-Money Laundering Rule Amendments

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A preview of the new rules is now available in English.

As part of their commitment to combat money laundering, the Benchers have approved the English version of the Financial Accountability Rules and the Client Identification Rules to come into effect on January 1, 2020.  

Although final approval of the rules will not be made until the French version of the rules is considered by the Benchers on December 19, 2019, you can preview the English version here.

Part 5 – Protection of the Public
See Divisions

4 - Financial Accountability

12 - Client Identification and Verification


Guidance & Resources

For guidance on how to comply with the anti-money laundering rules and to avoid becoming the tool or dupe of an unscrupulous client, you can reference:

Guidance for the Legal Profession, prepared by the Federation of Law Societies

Guidance for a Risk Based Approach for Legal Professionals, prepared by The Financial Action Task Force, 

The Law Society has prepared a number of worksheets/checklists to assist with compliance. Learn more about the Client ID and Verification/Receipt of Cash Workbook

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