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  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    Practice Rules of Conduct Ask Us Law Society CPD Programs Equity and Diversity Become a Paralegal Help is available Search Gazette Former Treasurer appointed judge Read more Gazette Rules recap for Q2 Read now Gazette Backhouse awarded arts prize Read more Court dismisses judicial review Read now For the Public Find a Lawyer or Paralegal Make a Complaint Check Discipline Information Become a Lawyer Become a Paralegal View Career Opportunities More for the Public Tweets by LawsocietyLSUC Follow Us For Lawyers and Paralegals Access the LSUC Portal Pay your fees CPD Requirement Change your status Change your address For Lawyers For Paralegals UPCOMING CPD PROGRAMS Practice Gems Probate Essentials 2015 Practice Gems Administration of Estates 2015 Commercial Mortgage Transactions 2015 The Twelve Minute Civil Litigator 2015 Practice Gems Commercial Leasing Essentials 2015 All Programs Latest News Law Society closed July 10 News Release Mental Health build awareness and break down stigma Treasurer s statement on Court s dismissal of TWU s application for judicial review News Release Treasurer acclaimed creates task forces to focus on key issues All News Let Right Prevail More Info Discover Historic Osgoode Hall a National Heritage site Explore Osgoode Hall Home Legal Notice Sitemap Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/ (2015-07-19)
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  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    Practice Rules of Conduct Ask Us Law Society CPD Programs Equity and Diversity Become a Paralegal Help is available Search Gazette Former Treasurer appointed judge Read more Gazette Rules recap for Q2 Read now Gazette Backhouse awarded arts prize Read more Court dismisses judicial review Read now For the Public Find a Lawyer or Paralegal Make a Complaint Check Discipline Information Become a Lawyer Become a Paralegal View Career Opportunities More for the Public Tweets by LawsocietyLSUC Follow Us For Lawyers and Paralegals Access the LSUC Portal Pay your fees CPD Requirement Change your status Change your address For Lawyers For Paralegals UPCOMING CPD PROGRAMS Practice Gems Probate Essentials 2015 Practice Gems Administration of Estates 2015 Commercial Mortgage Transactions 2015 The Twelve Minute Civil Litigator 2015 Practice Gems Commercial Leasing Essentials 2015 All Programs Latest News Law Society closed July 10 News Release Mental Health build awareness and break down stigma Treasurer s statement on Court s dismissal of TWU s application for judicial review News Release Treasurer acclaimed creates task forces to focus on key issues All News Let Right Prevail More Info Discover Historic Osgoode Hall a National Heritage site Explore Osgoode Hall Home Legal Notice Sitemap Contact

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  • Services for the Public | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    professional What we can do for you If you think you need legal assistance you may first want to read Helping You With Your Legal Needs and Choosing the Right Legal Professional both of which will help you to understand the differences between the services offered by lawyers and those offered by paralegals Once you have determined the type of legal services you require the following information can help you to find a lawyer or a paralegal and see Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal Finding a Lawyer The online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory is useful if you have the name of a lawyer but you want to know how to contact him or her You can use the Law Society Referral Service to help you find a lawyer near you The Directory of Certified Specialists lists lawyers who are certified as specialists by the Law Society in a particular area of law Pro bono or legal aid services are available for those with low incomes Please visit Law Help Ontario or Legal Aid Ontario Finding a Paralegal The Lawyer and Paralegal Directory can help you find a specific paralegal if you know his or her name You can also use the directory to search by city You can use the Law Society Referral Service to help you find a paralegal near you Finding out more about a specific lawyer or paralegal Each listing in the Lawyer and Paralegal Directory includes the individual s practising status in addition to contact information If a lawyer or paralegal has a discipline history restrictions on his or her practice or if there is a trusteeship there will be information on this in the directory listing You may contact the Law Society s Client Service Centre to find out whether a lawyer or licensed paralegal is currently entitled to provide legal services in Ontario You may also ask about the individual s discipline history See Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal for more information The Law Society also prosecutes individuals who provide legal services directly to the public without a license Access to Legal Services The Law Society supports a number of services that help to make sure Ontario residents are well served by their legal system These include Law Society initiatives as well as those of other organizations Please see our Access to Legal Services section for more information See the Law Society s new public legal information guide Handling everyday legal problems Information to help you make good choices PDF Complaining about a lawyer or licensed paralegal Please see our Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal section for more information What we cannot do Investigate complaints about fees charged by a lawyer or paralegal The Law Society cannot order your lawyer or paralegal to reduce the amount billed to you for services provided If you have a problem with your lawyer s bill you may want to talk to your lawyer or contact the Assessment Office of the Superior Court of Justice to make

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  • About the Law Society | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    the public interest to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario and to act in a timely open and efficient manner The Law Society regulates licenses and disciplines Ontario s more than 46 000 lawyers and over 5 000 licensed paralegals pursuant to the Law Society Act and the Law Society s rules regulations and guidelines Self governing professions Like many professionals in Ontario lawyers and paralegals in Ontario are self governing This means that lawyers and paralegals oversee their own regulation through the Law Society in accordance with the Law Society Act and its regulations passed by the Ontario government The Law Society is funded through lawyer and paralegal licensing fees To maintain the privilege of self governance the public interest must always be of paramount concern to the Law Society For information on who can provide legal services please see Choosing the Right Legal Professional For information on how to become a lawyer or paralegal please see the Lawyer Licensing Process and Paralegal Licensing Process Serving the public The Law Society offers public services such as Complaints Services which receives and responds to complaints about lawyers and paralegals a comprehensive online directory with lawyer and paralegal contact information the Law Society Referral Service which provides you with the name of a lawyer or paralegal who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to help you determine your rights and options a directory of lawyers who are certified specialists in specific areas of law the Compensation Fund which helps clients who have lost money because of the dishonesty of a lawyer or paralegal To promote access to legal services the Law Society supports programs such as Pro Bono Law Ontario Ontario

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=905 (2015-07-19)
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  • Protecting the Public | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    Trustee Services and the Unclaimed Trust Fund Complaints and Discipline Information for Licensees Reports Guidelines for Law Office Searches Become a Lawyer Become a Paralegal Protecting the Public Protecting the Public Protecting the Public Print Version The Law Society regulates Ontario s legal profession in the public interest Legislation passed by the Government of Ontario primarily the Law Society Act and Regulations made under the Act authorizes the Law Society to license Ontario s lawyers and paralegals and regulate their conduct competence and capacity The Law Society s by laws Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers and Paralegal Rules of Conduct all based on the Law Society Act set out the professional and ethical obligations of our lawyers and paralegals If you are concerned about a lawyer s or paralegal s conduct you can make a complaint If you are a First Nations Métis or Indian FNMI person this fact sheet will help you understand how the Law Society receives reviews investigates and resolves concerns or complaints The fact sheet also discusses the support available to you While most complaints are concluded without the need for a disciplinary hearing some complaints do proceed to hearing Discipline hearings are public If you ve lost money because of a lawyer s or paralegal s dishonesty the Law Society s Compensation Fund may be able to reimburse you for all or part of your loss If you are looking for information or documentation from the files of a lawyer or paralegal who is no longer practising contact Trustee Services may be able to help you If you are looking for the status of a lawyer or paralegal check the Law Society Lawyer Paralegal Directory Only lawyers and paralegals can provide legal services directly to the public Illegal practitioners are people who provide legal

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  • Careers | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    consider a career with our organization Working at the Law Society We believe in the importance of a thriving workplace that establishes the Law Society as an employer of choice and ensures that we can provide high quality professional service to the public lawyers and paralegals and other stakeholders Top Employer Between 2003 and 2005 The Law Society of Upper Canada was recognized as a Top Employer in Canada and since then has consistently been named as one of Greater Toronto s Top Employers in the revamped annual competition Being publicly recognized as an industry leader is an important validation of our efforts to demonstrate best human resources practices The Law Society provides alternative work options including flexible scheduling and telecommuting subsidizes the cost of tuition fees for employees taking courses and professional designation programs provides employees with the opportunity to save for retirement with additional contributions to a matching RSP plan provides a comprehensive charitable program that includes providing meals for Toronto s homeless in our first rate cafeteria a casual Fridays program and fundraising events throughout the year Equity and Diversity The Law Society encourages a work environment that promotes equity and diversity and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment We are committed to making sure that our recruitment hiring training compensation and other personnel activities are fair and equitable Ensuring we consider employees and prospective employees on the basis of individual merit and actively promoting equity for all individuals without regard to race colour religion sex national origin or sexual orientation is not only just and right it also makes good business sense Diversity helps the Law Society identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve its services particularly those delivered to Francophones and Aboriginal Peoples as well as members of equity seeking groups improve the quality

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  • Contact Us | The Law Society of Upper Canada
    Practice Professional Corporation Rule 6 07 Preventing Unauthorized Practice By Law Administration Services E mail bylawadmin lsuc on ca Exemption from Fees and Filing Over 65 or Incapacitated Lawyers Annual Report Paralegal Annual Report Paralegal Insurance Certified Specialist Program E mail certspec lsuc on ca Client Service Centre Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3315 General line 416 947 3315 Compensation Fund Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3343 General line 416 947 3343 Fax 416 947 3479 Email compfund lsuc on ca Complaints Toll free 1 800 268 7568 General line 416 947 3310 TTY 416 644 4886 Fax 416 947 5263 Complaint forms must be received by mail or fax See Complaining about a Lawyer or Paralegal for more information Continuing Professional Development E mail cpd lsuc on ca Request a Facilitator Guide rc lsuc on ca Contact the CPD Presenter s Resource Centre cpd lsuc on ca Program Accreditation Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x2938 Telephone 416 947 3300 x2938 E mail cpdacc lsuc on ca Contract Registry Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 Telephone 416 947 3315 E mail contractregistry lsuc on ca e Bulletin Resources for Lawyers Toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 Telephone 416 947 3315 E mail rc lsuc on ca Equity Diversity Initiatives Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 2153 Telephone 416 947 3300 ext 2153 Fax 416 947 3983 Email equity lsuc on ca Accessibility of Law Society customer services Harassment and Discrimination in the Provision of LawSociety Services Facilities Toll free 1 800 668 7380 ext 3325 Telephone 416 947 3325 Fax 416 947 3478 Email facilities lsuc on ca Convocation Hall Restaurant 416 947 3361 e mail orestaurant lsuc on ca French Language Services The Law Society is committed to communicating with members of the public or the profession in the French language when this is their preferred language of communication If you have comments about our services in the French language please contact the Equity Advisor jbouchar lsuc on ca or 416 947 3984 416 947 3984 Great Library Phone 416 947 3315 Fax 416 869 0331 E mail refstaff lsuc on ca Ask a Law Librarian Document Delivery Request Form Information about a Specific Lawyer or Paralegal For information on the status or regulatory history of a lawyer or paralegal contact the Client Service Centre at lawsociety lsuc on ca or 416 947 3315 or toll free 1 800 668 7380 x3315 You can also search the Law Society s Lawyer and Paralegal Directory Law Society Referral Service LSRS Access the Law Society Referral Service at www lawsocietyreferralservice ca Crisis line 416 947 5255 1 855 947 5255 TTY 416 644 4886 Email lsrs lsuc on ca For more information visit www lsrs info Lawyer and Paralegal Licensing Process Articling Program and Law Practice Program Support Services Financial Aid Tutoring and Special Needs Accommodation Licensing Process Inquiries Licensing Process Technical Support Toll free line 1 800 668 7380 ext 3315 Telephone

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  • 2015 Treasurer s statement on Court s dismissal of TWU s application for judicial review The Divisional Court dismissed the application of Trinity Western University TWU for a judicial review of the Law Society s decision to deny accreditation of TWU s proposed law school Jun 25 2015 News Release Treasurer acclaimed creates task forces to focus on key issues Janet E Minor was acclaimed on June 25 as Treasurer of The Law Society of Upper Canada for a second term Over the next 12 months she plans to focus on key initiatives that further enhance the organization s regulation of lawyers and paralegals in the public interest Jun 3 2015 News Release Public statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission executive summary The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes the profound importance of the work conducted by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada over the past six years as Justice Murray Sinclair Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr Marie Wilson traveled the country to hear testimony from thousands of residential school survivors May 27 2015 News Release Law Society continues dialogue with Six Nations of the Grand River Law Society Treasurer Janet E Minor and Bencher Julian Falconer today met with Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Chief G Ava Hill members of the Six Nations Justice Committee and councillors from the Six Nations Elected Council to discuss their perspectives on access to justice May 14 2015 News Release Law Society AGM votes against articling motion Licensees attending the Law Society s Annual General Meeting AGM at Osgoode Hall May 13 soundly defeated a proposed motion seeking to place qualified law students in articling positions by random selection May 7 2015 News Release Mental Health in the legal professions break down stigma true Santé mentale communiqué May 1 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/latestnews.aspx?id=11610 (2015-07-19)
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