Trustee Services and Unclaimed Trust Fund
The Law Society has various services to assist you if you are trying to locate a particular lawyer or paralegal.
The Directory of Lawyers and Paralegals lists all licensed lawyers and paralegals together with their current contact details.
Trustee Services may be able to help if you are looking for information or documentation from the files of a lawyer or licensed paralegal who is no longer practising. Trustee Services maintains records of the location of files from the practices of lawyers or licensed paralegals who have retired, abandoned their practices, been suspended, had their licences revoked or have otherwise ceased operations.
In some cases, Trustee Services will take possession of the practice of a lawyer or licensed paralegal who has ceased to practise in order to ensure an orderly transition of the practice for clients.
Please contact the Client Service Centre for more information.
Unclaimed Trust Fund
With the approval of the Law Society, lawyers and paralegals can transfer to the Law Society money that they have held in trust for a client which has been unclaimed for a period of at least two years.
The Law Society holds the money for the purposes of returning it to those who are entitled to receive it.
If you believe that you are entitled to the return of trust money, please complete the Claimant’s Application Form. For more information please contact the Unclaimed Trust Fund at 416-947-3312 or toll-free 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3312, or by email on unclaimedTrust@lsuc.on.ca