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WARNING: PEI LAW SOCIETY REFERRALS ARE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT:
Prince Edward Island Law Society lawyer referrals only give you one lawyer who is the next one on the list whose turn has come up.
There is no checking of skills, suitability or experience. Lawyers using law societies referrals pay a fee and when it is their turn they get the referral. The system stinks.
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HISTORY OF COMPLAINTS IN PEI
What happens when you report a lawyer or paralegal to the law society?
Their are about 300 practicing full and part time lawyer/members of the PEI Law Society.
Complaints run about 20 a year.
Most Law Societies will not tell you if they have complaints against a lawyer unless s/he has been "convicted" in an internal discipline hearing.
However, of all the complaints received only about ten percent will ever get as far as a discipline hearing in Prince Edward Island. The rest will be dismissed or closed at the preliminary stages
Most complaints to any Law Society are dismissed. Most complaints are simply frivolous and few have any real merit.
Your complaint should be filed on the slight chance that they will have an impact.