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RETAINING A LAWYER
LAW SOCIETY REFERRALS?
CAUTION THEY ARE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT
YOU GET THE NEXT OLIVE OUT OF THE JAR: A bored telephone clerk asks you where you want a lawyer.
She might ask you what kind of case you have, but don't count on it.
She then looks at her list and takes the name of the next lawyer whose turn has come up.
There is no checking of skills, suitability or experience.
Lawyers using law societies referrals usually pay a fee and when it is their turn they get the referral. The system stinks.
Avoid Law Society Referral Services. The Law Society of BC says that law society referrals are a conflict of interest and so does not offer one.
Other law societies, especially the Law Society of Upper Canada, are not so open.
Law Society of Nunavut
P.O. BOX 149
PHONE (867) 979. 2330
FAX (867) 979.2333
KNOW THE RULES. IT WILL HELP YOUR COMPLAINT!
Do you have a complaint about your lawyer's bill? consult the CanLaw page on dealing with lawyer's bills.
There is a separate court procedure, known as an assessment, to deal with these complaints. It is not done by the Law Society. Assessment of lawyer's bills is done through the Court, not your local Law Society. Please look in the government section of the telephone book under Courts for the telephone number of the office near you.
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