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Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal

Seeking legal help? Protect yourself.The Law Society has several services to help you find a lawyer or paralegal to assist you with your legal problems.

Make sure you protect yourself and check our Lawyer and Paralegal Directory or contact the Law Society to confirm that the person you are thinking of hiring is a licensed legal professional.

Lawyer and Paralegal Directory

Search our directory by name, city, postal code, area of law, and language. Each listing includes the practising status of the lawyer or paralegal.

Law Society Referral Service​

LSRS will give you the name of a lawyer or paralegal within or near your community, who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to help you determine your rights and options.

Directory of Certified Specialists

Search by speciality area for lawyers who provide specialist assistance in complex matters and to facilitate referrals.

Additional information from the Law Society

Connect with the Client Service Centre to get confirmation of the lawyer's or paralegal's status, discipline history; and whether they are licensed and entitled to provide legal services.

Other sources of information:

See Regulatory Proceedings for information about Regulatory Notices, Current Hearings and Orders and Dispositions. Please note that limited information is available regarding discipline decisions prior to 1986.

Learn more about protecting yourself from illegal practitioners and Law Society prosecutions of illegal practitioners.  

Visit our About Paralegals page and read our Fact Sheet for more detailed information about paralegals and how they serve Ontarians.

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