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 issue.
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.lawsocietyreferralservice.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
By joining LSRS, you agree to provide members of the public with up to a half-hour free consultation to advise how the law may apply to their situation and to determine if they have a legal problem that requires a lawyer or paralegal.
Law Society Referral Service Annual Renewals
If you are renewing your membership, download the current year’s application form, complete up to the Membership Renewal section and fax it to us at 416-947-3964. If your profile (areas of law/subcategories/zones/jurisdictions/provisions/languages) has changed, please complete the full application. Please log into the LSUC Portal to pay at https://portal.lsuc.on.ca.
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