Procedure and how to apply:
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UCICA Offers a comprehensive solution to its RCIC members with the following requirements.
D. (LAR) Legal Assistance & Representation (for RCIC) included in this program:
Legal representation protection on any matter related to the regulator’s cautionary or warning letter, full representation in the investigation, full representation in PMC (pre-hearing/trial conference) and full guidance based support in a disciplinary complaint hearing. You don’t have to pay any legal fees to any lawyer or legal professional on any such representation for areas included in this service.
Privacy and confidentiality: 100% (no information is shared with anyone other than the counsel representing the members and the regulator’s complaint administration staff)
Procedure and how to apply:
Click here to apply for LAR Plan Service start date: Jan 15, 2018
In the wake of recent new ICCRC Regulations and By-Laws approved at the 2017 AGM, the ICCRC Registrar and DARC have more reasons and powers than ever before to enforce the following:
On top of the current code of ethics and disciplinary complaint process covered by laws and regulations including PUAR, with extreme powers in the hands of the registrar, the following has been approved by the ICCRC Board and CAPIC at the 2017 AGM:
UCICA Support for Members
It has been brought to UCICA attention that several RCICs have been investigated simply on a client’s complaint form with minimal or no evidence and then pressured to make some kind of deal to avoid suspension.
Their names are published on the regulator’s website without being convicted or even having a fair hearing. Their practice and reputation is ruined. On the other hand we have reason to believe that several complaints against high-profile RCICs with strong evidence have not been dealt with in the same way. This seems to be unfair.
Not knowing and protecting your legal rights during any regulatory complaint, civil claim or proceeding can become very stressful, resulting in serious damage to your professional practice, family and personal life.
In reality, dealing with the regulator’s complaint investigators is more stressful than facing a client’s civil claim.
Hiring a legal professional to represent you in this situation and answer on your behalf could be the best way not only to take care of a stressful issue but also to understand and protect your rights.
It may seem that hiring a lawyer will mean spending a lot of money. Lawyers charge over $100–200 per hour and there is no limit or control over how many hours they will bill you.
Well, this is not the case for UCICA members anymore.
UCICA has made special arrangements to assist its members in this situation. UCICA will provide full legal assistance to its members via a team of legal professionals consisting of lawyers. Now UCICA members should have no fear at all when dealing with a complaint, by having legal representation at a very nominal cost, not based on an hourly rate but rather on a nominal monthly fee subscribtion.
Limitations and basic policy disclosure: