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Welcome to the Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professionalism.

The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

Below are some helpful public resources and tools to help you find legal assistance:

Choosing the right legal professional Finding a lawyer or paralegal Our Initiatives
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