THE LAW SOCIETY OF NUNAVUT

DOES NOT REPRESENT YOU.

IT IS A UNION REPRESENTING LAWYERS

 

You are just another "non-lawyer" and  law societies looks down on non lawyers.

Do not forget this.

You are probably wasting your time complaining to the Law Society of Nunavut

Find a Lawyer?

RETAINING A LAWYER

from a

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.

KNOW THIS

Most  Nunavut lawyers are hard working, honest and reliable.

 Unfortunately, there are bad apples who make life difficult for clients and the other lawyers.

The Law Societies do not weed these bad apples out. They protect them from consumer complaints

Lists 72000 lawyers across Canada including judges, crowns and in-house counsel.

Complaint against a Nunavut lawyer?

 

Law Society of Nunavut

P.O. BOX 149

 IQALUIT

 NU

 X0A 0H0

 

PHONE (867) 979. 2330

FAX (867) 979.2333

 

NuLAP provides counselling and other support to Nunavut-resident lawyers, articling students, judges and their families  who have personal problems.

 

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Complaints?

 

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.

CanLaw is proudly independent and NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH ANY LAW SOCIETY ANYWHERE.

Asking a law society to help is like asking a snake not to bite you.

We are NOT lawyers. We caution all consumers to be very careful in dealing with any Law Society since they represent lawyers only. They do not represent you the client.  CanLaw provides legal information and resources. CanLaw never provides legal advice.