The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates Ontario lawyers and licensed paralegals in the public interest.
As the regulator, the Law Society receives and responds to written complaints from members of the public about lawyers and paralegals.
We review and assess every complaint we receive.
Where possible we will try to help you and the lawyer or paralegal deal with the issues. We will investigate when necessary and take disciplinary action in appropriate cases. Most complaints are resolved without a formal discipline hearing.
The Law Society cannot help with every type of complaint. If we cannot help with a complaint, we will tell you, and try to give you information about other sources of help.
See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Judicial and tribunal complaints
Information is available here for members of the judiciary and tribunal adjudicators/staff who wish to file a complaint about a lawyer or paralegal, or complaints about unauthorized practice or the unauthorized provision of legal services.
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West
General line: 416-947-3310