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Dealing With the
Law Society of Ontario
(LSO (LSUC)) (Ontario)
The Law Society of Ontario is, like all law societies, a union for lawyers. The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) is a strange service which works for lawyers. CanLaw works for you
Law societies are designed, not to protect consumers from lawyers, but to protect lawyers from consumers.
The Law Society of Ontario averages about 5,000 complaints a year from consumers about lawyers. That is one complaint for every 5 lawyers in Ontario.
What happens? The Law Society dismisses all but about 100 of the claims it gets.
Lawyers who have been disbarred for serious offences including criminal, are routinely reinstated. after the dust settles.
The LSO (LSUC) refuses to report lawyers who commit serious criminal offences to the police, claiming privacy. Protecting criminals? Why?
Lawyers who are "disciplined are given years to pay their "fines"
Law society employees cannot be sued when "acting in good faith."
SO STOP AND THINK. THE LSO (LSUC) WILL PROBABLY NOT BE OF MUCH, IF ANY HELP TO YOU IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A LAWYER.
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