The Law Society of North West Territories rejects most complaints against NWT lawyers

THE LAW SOCIETY OF THE YUKON

REPRESENTS LAWYERS

 

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

Do not forget this.

Find a Lawyer?

RETAINING A LAWYER WARNING: YUKON LAW SOCIETY REFERRALS ARE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT:

Yukon Law Society referrals are based on a bored 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. With CanLaw you get a choice of lawyers.

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.

DON'T GAMBLE WITH THE LAW SOCIETY

Use CanLaw for honest, objective, free referrals.

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Complaint against a Yukon Lawyer?

 

Law Society of Yukon

       Suite 201, 302 Steele Street

       Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C5

Most Yukon 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

Any law society is a union for lawyers.

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.

Complaints?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMPLAIN?

A copy of your complaint and any documents you provide will then be sent to the lawyer.  The lawyer is required to respond within 30 days of receipt of the complaint. It may be a waste of time, but if you have a problem, you should try and file a complaint

The Chair of the Law Society Discipline Committee will review both parties' letters and decide whether to dismiss the complaint or order an investigation.  Depending on the results of an investigation, the Chair of the Discipline Committee may direct that a hearing

Matters proceeding to inquiry are unproven allegations, which have not yet been the subject of a hearing to determine validity.

 

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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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.