Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Department of Justice invites private sector law practitioners across Canada to register their interest in being considered for appointment as legal agents of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. “Law practitioners” include law firms and lawyers, “études de notaires” and notaries in the Province of Quebec, retired judges and law professors. Only one Registration Form and expression of interest should be submitted per law practitioner – members of law firms or “études de notaires” should not express interest on an individual basis.

Check the box below to identify if you, your law firm or “étude de notaires” has previously registered interest through the EOI process, and if this Form is being submitted for the purposes of updating or amending previously provided information or to register interest in additional practice areas. Law firms and “études de notaires” with multiple offices and locations may coordinate their submission through one central office and with one point of contact. Check the box below to identify if a coordinated submission is being made.

The completed form can be submitted in hard copy or electronic format.

Packages submitted by mail should be addressed to:

EOI
Litigation Practice Management Centre
LEGAL AGENT UNIT
Department of Justice Canada
234 Wellington Street, East Tower - 10th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H8

Electronic submission may be made via e-mail at: EOI-EDI@justice.gc.ca

LAW PRACTITIONER:
MAILING ADDRESS:

NOTE:  Where a coordinated submission is made by a law firm or “étude de notaires” - indicate the mailing address of the law firm or “étude de notaires” location for the individual signing as the Managing Partner or National Managing Partner; and, provide full mailing addresses for all other relevant office locations as an Annex to this form.

PRINCIPAL CONTACT: *
*

*  Indicate the City and Province/Territory for the law firm or “étude de notaires” location for the individual identified as Principal Contact, if different than that indicated above as the Mailing Address

MANAGING PARTNER:
I confirm my/our intent to register and submit an expression of interest and that the information provided herein is accurate.

Signature: Area to dd your signature

NATIONAL MANAGING PARTNER:
I confirm our intent to register and submit a coordinated expression of interest and that the information provided herein is accurate.

Signature: line

SCHEDULE A

In registering and submitting this expression of interest, I confirm my/our willingness to make the following commitments upon a resulting legal agent appointment:

  1. to ensure that each counsel or notary identified for inclusion on a legal team has the level of competence in handling litigation work or providing legal services commensurate with their experience and the type and complexity of file or file activity.
  2. to ensure that each counsel or notary identified for inclusion on a legal team, is legally permitted to practice law in the relevant provincial or territorial jurisdiction;
  3. to carry law-practice insurance in the province(s) or territory(ies) in which the practice is conducted, in compliance with the requirements of the relevant law societies;
  4. to comply with the federal government’s conflict of interest guidelines, which seek to ensure that contracts with the private sector meet the highest ethical standards;
  5. to foster diversity by promoting strategies and actions that effectively recognize, accept and utilize law practitioners and employees of all employment equity groups;
  6. to ensure that each counsel or notary identified for inclusion on a legal team, as well as their staff, who will require access to Government of Canada information, assets and/or restricted work sites will hold at a minimum, a valid personnel security screening at the Reliability Status level, granted or approved by the Department of Justice Canada’s Personnel Security Services Unit (PSSU) or by the Canadian and International Industrial Security Directorate (CIISD) of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC);
  7. to ensure that each counsel or notary identified for inclusion on a legal team, as well as their staff, is in compliance with the requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment document which details the relationship between a Legal Agent and the Department of Justice Canada, policy obligations, and, expectations as to case management practices as well as administrative provisions;
  8. to ensure that each counsel or notary identified for inclusion on a legal team, as well as their staff, is fiscally responsible, follows recommended file handling practices and complies fully with administrative provisions, billing guidelines and fee and disbursement policies; and,
  9. to comply with automated litigation support and technology standards as defined by the Department of Justice Canada.

SCHEDULE B

NOTE: Up to a maximum of five (5) selections are provided per category of practice areas. Where additional selections are required, reproduce Schedule B as needed.

PRACTICE AREAS OF INTEREST
Government #1
Government #2
Government #3
Government #4
Government #5
Public Safety #1
Public Safety #2
Public Safety #3
Public Safety #4
Public Safety #5
Business and Finance #1
Business and Finance #2
Business and Finance #3
Business and Finance #4
Business and Finance #5
Real Estate #1
Real Estate #2
Real Estate #3
Real Estate #4
Real Estate #5
Other

JUS 339 (2015/07)

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