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RETAINING A LAWYER WARNING: LAW SOCIETY REFERRALS ARE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT:
Law Society of the Northwest Territories referrals are based on a bored, underpaid, under trained telephone, clerk asking you where you want a lawyer. 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 pay a fee and when it is their turn they get the referral. The system stinks.
Law Society of the Northwest Territories
4918 - 50th Street
Lower Level Laurentian Building
P.O. Box 1298
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N9
Tel: (867) 873-3828
Fax: (867) 873-6344
DID YOU KNOW?
Most disbarred lawyers are readmitted to practice law after the dust settles.
Most "sentences" imposed on a lawyer are nothing more than a modest fine with years to pay.
The Law Society of the Northwest Territories under authority of the Legal Profession Act, investigates all formal complaints regarding the conduct of lawyers practising in the Territory.
If warranted, complaints may be heard by a committee of inquiry or sole inquirer, who then decides on the outcome of the complaint.
Matters proceeding to inquiry are unproven allegations, which have not yet been the subject of a hearing to determine validity.
Results of hearings and regulatory notices on the Law Society of the Northwest Territories website are displayed for a period of two years.
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