Practice Risk Solutions

Professional Advisory Services

Exclusive pro bono services for participants in the CASW member insurance program

Have you ever received a request to release confidential client records and wondered about your legal and professional obligations?

Are you faced with a clinical situation where you suspect you may be required to make a mandatory report, but you’re unsure if that’s truly the case?

Have you encountered a former client and wondered if there are any exceptions to your professional obligations that would allow you to engage in a personal relationship with them?

CASW Members participating in the Professional Liability Insurance Program have access to a dedicated professional advice help line. This free, confidential legal advice can be accessed for questions involving professional practice issues such as:

  • Professional and Ethical obligations;
  • Privacy and Confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • Inquiries from your regulatory body;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional Misconduct.

Members will speak with a lawyer at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Gowlings), one of the largest and most highly-recognized legal firms in medical defence and professional liability in Canada.

Pro bono professional advice program – Contact Gowlings at 1-866-778-7191