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

Contact Gowlings

As one of Canada’s top national legal firms, Gowlings has a long history of representing health care professionals on a variety of professional liability cases. The Gowlings professionals who provide services to members have significant experience in medical legal issues including, defending professionals in litigation arising from medical treatment and care; representing professionals in proceedings before provincial professional licensing bodies and providing advice to clients on other administrative and regulatory health law issues.

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2600, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Toll Free: 1-866-778-7191