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An Annual Report of the BC Law Society stated:

"Over half of the complaint files were closed because lawyer misconduct or incompetence was not established after investigation. While these complaints may not establish lawyer misconduct, many do reflect poor service.

EXCUSES,

not results

The Law Society's current regulatory model does not adequately address service quality complaints, and the Society is reflecting on possible new approaches.

Law firms could prevent clients from ever turning to the Law Society with these types of complaints by adopting practices that emphasize good client service and providing remedies to clients who are dissatisfied."

 

The Law Society of BC used to say that law society referrals are a conflict of interest and so does not offer a referral service.

NOW IT OFFERS A REFERRAL SERVICE

 

"As the regulators of lawyers, the Law Society must remain objective and therefore cannot provide referrals"  BC Law Society

 

Most British Columbia lawyers 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

Law Society of British Columbia

       845 Cambie Street

       Vancouver, BC  V6B 4Z9

Tel: (604) 669-2533,

      Fax: (604) 669-5232.

       Toll-free in B.C. 1-800-903-5300.

 

Email professionalconduct@lsbc.org

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