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 visit your Law Society Portal account to complete your application. If you are eligible to join LSRS, we will post an invoice in your Law Society 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 Portal.
By 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 through the Portal or by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be expected
to pay the invoice. Please log into the Law Society Portal at https://portal.lsuc.on.ca/ to pay.
Questions? Call us at 416-947-3300, ext. 5000
(outside the Toronto calling area, phone 1-800-668-7380, ext. 5000).
Law Society Referral Information for the Public