In this program UCICA Support Group may offer and provide legal assistance to eligible RCIC's via a team of legal professionals to assist in dealing with active disciplinary investigation or a hearing before the Complaint Committee or the Disciplinary Committee of the ICCRC during the transition period of Bill-C97 getting into the College when is in effect. Now UCICA members should have no fear at all when dealing with a complaint, by having a *free or low cost legal assistance or *representation;
should know what new has been added in the new legislation in the process of
getting parliamentary approval which may affect the status of the current member
of the ICCRC facing an investigation or complaint hearing at a time or
during a transition period. The current investigation or complaint
if not dealt properly may be carried forward as is to the new system and
may have serious consequences. Now will be the time when RCIC in such a situation
requires an honest legal advice, assistance or representation to protect his/her
reputation and practice? Imagine: a simple issue related to any of the new
enforcement may trigger a warning, caution, and subsequently a massive fine or
suspension of license. A majority of the RCICs have no legal background and are
forced to either plead guilty or accept the charges, and then their name will
be on the ICCRC website. If this happens to a lawyer, he/she considers
their career has ended or is done, because no client will trust them anymore
and the other lawyers will print and save that record to show clients.
All RCICs need serious legal assistance or representation to deal with all matters when it happens to protect his/her reputation and status. Finding and hiring a legal representative who is trained in regulatory complaints is not easy or cheap. Regulatory complaints properly represented by a legal professional may cost an RCIC around $5K to $25K.
UCICA is the only support group which is truly working to protect the RCICs and their interest as well as the public.
Keeping in view current needs for legal protection when
needed, UCICA is introducing this new program for RCICs which will not only
make their life easy in such situations but also give peace of mind that their
rights are protected. When an RCIC receives a letter of caution or warning or a
complaint from the regulator, all that is required is to forward it to a
designated legal professional who is fully authorized to represent you in that
matter, no matter wherever you are, in Canada or overseas.
*at a very nominal cost to cover the disbursement only. No membership or such subscription required.
** To avoid any conflict of interest: An RCIC who is a current or former members of the CAPIC or ICCRC Board of directors/officers or staff at any level are not eligible. They should seek assistance from their own related bodies.
Procedure and how to apply:
This is a free and no obligation service for a member(s) of the ICCRC who meet the criteria. UCICA Support Group reserves the right to accept or reject the application.
This service is not offered to current CAPIC member who is or was a former director/officer or member of any CAPIC or the ICCRC Committee at any level.
Limitations and basic policy disclosure: