7.12 Criminal Activity and the Duty to Withdraw
There are situations when you may be required to withdraw from acting for a client.
If you are retained by a client and, during the course of gathering information for complying with the client identification or verification requirements, you know or ought to know that you would be assisting the client in fraud or other illegal conduct, you must withdraw (Rule of the Law Society of Alberta, Rule 118.9(1)).
Further if, while you are retained in any matter, you know or ought to know at any time that you are assisting a client in fraud or other illegal conduct, you must withdraw. (Rule 118.9(2)).