THE LAW SOCIETY REFERRAL SERVICES USUALLY GIVE YOU THE NEXT LAWYER ON THE LIST REGARDLESS OF SUITABILITY. THAT IS NOT WHAT A REFERRAL SERVICE SHOULD DO. BE WARNED.
CANLAW GIVES YOU THE CHOICE OF SEVERAL LAWYERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED FOR YOUR CASE
Generally when you call a law society referral service, you get the next lawyer on the list based on where you live. Take it or Leave it. They will only give you one name and that even could be a disbarred lawyer who has been reinstated or a lawyer who has stolen vast sums of money or worse. Yes, law societies even reinstate disbarred lawyers.
The Law Society of BC says that law society referrals are a conflict of interest and so did not offer one until recently Strangely they started offering referrals recently despite their belief that it is a conflict of interest.
Other law societies, especially the Law Society of Upper Canada, are not so open.
LET MIGHT PREVAIL
The Law Society of Upper Canada governs in its own interest by maintaining and strengthening an independent legal profession. It protects lawyers from the public
All Law Societies are basically very powerful unions for lawyers and treat the public with disdain and contempt.
"First they ignore you. then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Ghandi ( a lawyer by trade)
Law Society Cautions Against Use of Canadian Lawyers Index
Law Society Cautions Against. Use of Canadian Lawyers Index. As a lawyer, you may have recently received an invitation from CanLaw or the Canadian Lawyer ...
THE ALLEGATIONS IN THIS BIZARRE JUNE 2004 ATTACK ARE NOT TRUE.
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Asking a law society to help is like asking a snake not to bite you.
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What you should know about the Law Society of Ontario and all law societies in Canada