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MAKE NO MISTAKE. MOST NOVA SCOTIA LAWYERS ARE HONEST, HARD WORKING AND CAN BE TRUSTED TO DO THEIR BEST FOR YOU.

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

Complain About NS Lawyer?

Your complaint about a NS lawyer will probably be trashed.Barristers' Society of Nova Scotia

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       Halifax, NS B3J 1X3

KNOW THE RULES

IT WILL HELP YOUR COMPLAINT!

Review the Code of Professional Conduct for the Nova Scotia Law Society which can be obtained from the Society's web site. Use and read the Code to help organize your complaint.

It is better if you can say that the lawyer violated rule # xxx by doing what she did or did not do.

This organizes your material and shows you have done your homework.

HINT: Keep your complaint calm and rational. Avoid name calling, abuse and threats.

Try to stick to the facts and avoid all emotion. It isn't easy, but it is smart.

Most complaints to any Law Society are dismissed. Most complaints are simply frivolous and few have any real merit. Complaints should be filed on the slight chance that they will have an impact.

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