CanLaw: About Your Law Society
Where can I file a complaint
against a lawyer?
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH LAW SOCIETIES?
LAW SOCIETIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR HELP YOU.
THEY REPRESENT THE LAWYERS
Law Societies in Canada are Unions for Lawyers
Do not forget this.
The law societies consider you a nuisance.
The law societies are the problem, not the solution
Your complaints will probably be dismissed out of hand.
They even reinstate disbarred lawyers
and allow career criminals to become lawyers.
Beware The law societies are the problem, not the solution
A Law Society will not pay you money or make a lawyer or paralegal pay you money because of his or her mistake.
This CanLaw Information Shows You
HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR LAW SOCIETY
- Find How to Complain Effectively
- How to file a complaint
- Rules of Conduct
- Web and E-mail links to each of the Law Societies in Canada
- Find Contacts
Warning: Law Society Referrals Are Not What You Expect:
You generally can only get one lawyer's name from a law society referral and you are stuck with that lawyer.
Lawyers subscribing to law society referrals pay a fee to the law society and when it is their turn they get the next referral. There is no checking of skills, experience or suitability for your case.
Law Societies in Canada
are Unions for Lawyers.
They will seldom do anything to help consumers with legitimate grievances, so beware.
There is a 90% probability that your complaint will be dismissed by the law society.
They exist not for the protection of consumers from lawyers, but for the protection of lawyers from consumers. They represent lawyers, not you.
They will act only in the most extreme cases against incompetent, or dishonest lawyers.
Even then, many disbarred lawyers are quietly reinstated after the dust settles.
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