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 COMPLAINT ABOUT A NL LAWYER, PARALEGAL?

HOW, WHERE, WHEN, WHY TO COMPLAIN.

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

to file a formal complaint against any Newfoundland and Labrador lawyer

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

 

The Law Society cannot pay you money or

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

 

What  steps you need to take and what you need to know to file a formal complaint against any Newfoundland and Labrador lawyer You need to know

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How to File a Complaint

 

Send the letter of complaint with copies of relevant documentation to

Director of Professional Responsibility

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

PO Box 1028

St. John’s, NL  A1C 5M3

 

Telephone: (709) 722-4740

Fax: (709) 722-8902

 

 

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You also 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.

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

196-198 Water Street

PO Box 1028

St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3

 

Tel: (709) 722-4740

Fax: (709) 722-8902

Email: thelawsociety@lawsociety.nf.ca

Complaint about a NL Lawyer?

 

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

       198 Water Street

       PO Box 1028

       St. John's, NF A1C 5M3

       Tel: (902) 566-1666

       Fax: (902) 368-7557

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

 

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