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What steps you need to take and what you need to know to file a formal complaint against any Prince Edward Island lawyer or paralegal. Are there

COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR PEI LAWYER, PARALEGAL OR LAW OFFICE?

How, Where, Why To Complain.

What  steps you need to take and what you need to know

to file a formal complaint against any Prince Edward Island lawyer or paralegal

You also need to know if there are any complaints against any paralegal or lawyer, any discipline history,

any bad reviews and if they are in good standing with a good reputation..

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE LAW SOCIETY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

The Law Society cannot pay you money or make a

lawyer or paralegal pay you money because of his or her mistake.

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE RETAINING ANY LAWYER

 

PEI Lawyer Referrals

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.

 

Choose CanLaw Find a Lawyer Referral Services over the Prince Edward Island Law Society

 

Use CanLaw's lawyer referral service for honest, objective, free referrals. Lawyers will contact you directly and you choose the best qualified and the best price.

Most  PEI lawyers and paralegals are hard working, honest and reliable.

 Unfortunately, there are bad apples who make life difficult for clients and the other lawyers.

The Law Societies do not weed these bad apples out. They protect them from consumer complaints

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Reference Checks

 

Ask CanLaw for a Reference Check Before You Hire or Retain a Lawyer in Canada. You need to check the reputation of the law office and lawyers before you provide a retainer to hire any lawyer or paralegal.

 

There is not much point in asking us after you have hired some lawyer, is there?

 

You need to know if there are any complaints against any paralegal or lawyer, any discipline history, or suspension or any bad reviews and if they are in good standing.

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Need Free Legal Advice?  Can't afford a lawyer or paralegal?

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Click here to see how to apply for legal aid.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Don't be intimidated by the thought of hiring a lawyer. Their job is to help you find the best solution to your legal issue.

 

Many lawyers offer a free consultation, many accept legal aid and some offer pro bono services.

 

Here are some examples of when you should retain (hire) a lawyer:

 

  • You were injured in slip and fall, or a car accident or other accident and suffered an injury

 

  • You have been accused of a crime, DUI, assault or any other violation

 

  • You're facing a family problem such as separation, divorce, support or a child custody dispute. dispute.

 

  • You intend to buy or sell a house, condo or other real estate

 

  • You have questions about wills and estates, or probate.

 

 If any of these sound like you, you should consider talking with several lawyers before choosing one.

 

Use CanLaw's find a lawyer referral service to find the right lawyer near you.

 

Browse the Free

CanLaw

National Directory

lists lawyers and paralegals licensed by their Law Society.

 

Search our directory by name, city, postal code, area of law, CanLaw Lawyer Directory

THE LAW SOCIETY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REPRESENTS LAWYERS

Do not forget this. You are just another nuisance, a non-lawyer and law societies looks down on non lawyers.

 

PLEASE RATE YOUR LAWYER

SO OTHERS CAN BENEFIT

 FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE

 

Good, Bad, Indifferent?

Would you recommend your lawyer or law firm?

Would you retain or hire again?

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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.

 

Your complaint will probably be trashed, but try anyway and complain to your MP and MPPMost 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR LEGAL AID IN PEI

 

Do You Need Legal Aid to Help Pay Your Lawyer?

Do you qualify for legal aid?

Click Here For The Answers

Do Lawyers give free advice?

Does pro bono mean free?

 

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