Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee tabled Bill No. 16 today, which proposes amendments to the Legal Profession Act, 2017.
The proposed amendments would allow Law Society of Yukon investigators to dismiss a complaint for justifiable reasons after it has been investigated. The complainants’ right to appeal a decision would be protected through this amendment. Additionally, the amendment includes a provision to provide immunity from legal actions for those who act in good faith on behalf of the Society.
These proposed legislative changes would help the Law Society of Yukon operate more efficiently, protect the rights of complainants and ensure those who act in good faith on behalf of the Society receive the same protections as their peers across Canada.
We are always working with Yukon organizations to ensure the territory’s legislation serves its intended purpose. The proposed amendments to the Legal Professions Act would allow the Law Society of Yukon to better serve the public.
Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee
The Legal Profession Act, 2017 received assent in 2017 and came into force on February 6, 2020.