LAW SOCIETY COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

DISBARRED LAWYERS ARE OFTEN REINSTATED AFTER THE DUST SETTLES.

Your Complaint Is Received

by the Law Society Complaints Department

SCREENING -ASSESSMENT STAGE

SCREENING -ASSESSMENT STAGE

Law socieities accept a few complaints but often take years to reach a hearing. Penalities are a slap on the wrist

90%+ of all complaints are dismissed at this stage

by an assessment officer who is probably a lawyer

An "intake officer" who is usually a lawyer will read your complaint and probably reject it out of hand.

It appears that this is nothing more than going through the motions to make you think you complaint is taken seriously. The process is a whitewash, dishonest, a sham and a fraud.

INVESTIGATION

LESS THAN 10% OF ALL COMPLAINTS ARE INVESTIGATED

The Law Society in house "intake officer" goes through some sort of process on her own and decides to do one of the following three things.

 

This process may be delayed for years, since the law society usually will not act on a complaint until any law suit or litigation between the parties is concluded. This can take years during which the lawyer gets away with the offence.

File is Closed

Investigator takes lawyer's word over yours and decides the lawyer did nothing wrong.

 

COMPLAINT SENT TO PRACTICE STANDARDS

 

If lawyer's conduct not a discipline matter, but needs  help with professional advice and direction. No punishment. Just "education." so s/he won't get caught  so easily next time s/he cheats.

COMPLAINT SENT TO DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

Committee decides if lawyer's conduct may deserver discipline. If so, complaint goes to inquiry.

May result in discipline which lawyer can appeal.

Disbarred lawyers are often reinstated.

IF THE LAW SOCIETY REJECTS YOUR COMPLAINT IT GOES IN THE TRASH. THERE IS A SO CALLED APPEAL PROCESS BUT THAT IS A FARCE. YOUR CASE IS CLOSED FOREVER AND THE LAWYER GETS AWAY WITH WHATEVER

FILE CLOSED

FILE CLOSED

90% OR MORE OF ALL

COMPLAINTS ARE TRASHED.

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