Hundreds of people use the Law Society Referral Service daily
Potential clients use the Law Society Referral Service looking to be put in touch with a lawyer or paralegal to assist them with their legal matter.
The service is promoted to the public through various means, including legal clinics, community organizations, and on the Law Society's website.
Here's how it works:
- Members of the public access the service online at www.findlegalhelp.ca to request a referral
- The user is advised that legal work and second opinions are not covered by the consultation
- A free consultation by phone or in person of up to 30 minutes is then given by the referred lawyer or paralegal
Please note that members on the service are referred on a rotational basis to ensure fairness
Join the Law Society Referral Service
To join the service, please submit your completed application to LSRS and we will post an invoice on your LSUC Portal account. The annual non-refundable membership fee is $282.50 (including applicable taxes). New applicants who join LSRS after January 31 will have their LSRS fee pro-rated monthly. More information is available on the application form.
Lawyer Application Form - PDF
Paralegal Application Form - PDF
joining LSRS, you agree to provide a half-hour free consultation to people that
are referred to you by the Law Society Referral Service to determine if they
have a legal problem that requires a lawyer or paralegal and to provide legal
information applicable to their situation.
Law Society Referral Service Annual Renewals
Membership is automatically renewed at the end of the year. An invoice
will be posted in your Portal account. Unless you cancel your membership by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be expected
to pay the invoice. If your profile (areas of law, subcategories, zones,
jurisdictions, provisions or languages) has changed, please complete the full
application. Please log into the LSUC Portal at https://portal.lsuc.on.ca/ to pay.
Completed forms can also be mailed to:
Law Society Referral Service
Law Society of Upper Canada
130 Queen St. W.
Toronto ON M5H 2N6
Questions? Call us at 416-947-3300, ext. 5000
(outside the Toronto calling area, phone 1-800-668-7380, ext. 5000).
For more information, or to receive an application by mail, contact us
Law Society Referral Information for the Public