|Record #: NIA2381
||Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013
||Last Full Update: 05 Nov 2012
|Description & Services|
|Description||The Law Society of Upper Canada is the governing body for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. The primary responsibility or mandate of the Law Society is to regulate the legal profession in the public interest according to Ontario law and the Law Society's rules, regulations and guidelines. |
Will deal with complaints against Ontario lawyers. When making complaints, be prepared to put complaints in writing. Please refer to the website, "For the Public - Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal" for more information.
The Law Society cannot order a lawyer to reduce the amount billed. For problems with a bill, talk to the lawyer or contact the Assessment Office of the Superior Court of Justice to make an appointment to have the bill reviewed.
Lawyers Fund for Client Compensation: Provides reimbursement for money or property lost as a result of lawyer's dishonesty.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Languages||English ; French - by chance|
|Fees||None - For complaints|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Toronto (City of)|
|Intersection||University Ave and Queen St W|
|Office Phone||General Inquiries 416-947-3300 * Complaints 416-947-3310|
|Toll Free Phone||General Inquiries 1-800-668-7380 * Complaints 1-800-268-7568|
|TDD Phone||General Inquiries 416-644-4886 * Complaints 416-644-4886|
|Fax||General Inquiries Toll free 1-877-947-3924 * Complaints 416-947-5263|
|Primary Executive||Robert G W Lapper, Chief Executive Officer|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Subjects||Complaints ; Conflict resolution ; Lawyers ; Professional associations|
|Broader Terms||Associations ; Legal representatives|