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Notice to Blott & Company Claimants on the process to find a new lawyer

July 10, 2012


If you have questions about your claim please call 1-877-635-2648.

Thinking about past abuse can trigger suffering and problems in the present. For immediate emotional help, call the National Crisis Line at any time, at 1-866-925-4419.

Blott & Co. was the law firm that you selected to represent you in the IAP process. On June 5, 2012, the Court ruled that Mr. Blott of Blott & Co. could no longer represent anyone in the Residential School Class Action. Lawyers working with Blott & Co. were also affected by the ruling. That means that you will probably want to find a new lawyer to represent you rather than continue on by yourself because of the complexity of the IAP process.

The Court appointed the Honourable Ian Pitfield, a former judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to coordinate the transfer of claims and representation from Blott & Co. to other lawyers. He is referred to as the Transition Coordinator.

Mr. Pitfield wants you to know of the procedure he is going to follow in order to help you obtain a lawyer to replace Blott & Co.

There are many individuals who think that Blott & Co. submitted their IAP claim, but Blott & Co. did not do so. Mr. Pitfield will be taking steps to submit the unfiled claims of which he is aware. If you know of friends or family who think that Blott & Co. submitted their IAP claim, but who do not receive a letter like this, please ask them to call the Residential School Information Line at 1-866-879-4913 for more information.

Important

Thinking about past abuse can trigger suffering and problems in the present. Make sure that you have safety measures in place to help you if that happens.

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419 (toll-free)