Law Society Referral Service
You can call the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) to get the name of a lawyer. You then call the lawyer and, within three business days, the lawyer should call you back to arrange a consultation of up to 30 minutes. The consultation will help you find out about your legal options and whether you want to hire the lawyer.
The Law Society Referral Service is designed to provide callers with up to 30 minutes of consultation either by phone or in person at no charge. A Legal Information Officer will receive the call and assess the needs of the client and then provide the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits the client’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions, and any fees should be discussed with the lawyer or paralegal.
The service can be reached by calling either 416-947-3330 within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), or toll free 1-800-268-8326 outside the GTA. (TTY Phone: 416-644-4886).
To read more about the LSRS, including what type of questions you can ask during your consultation, visit their web site. The LSRS is run by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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