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The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is authorized by the Law Society Act, 1999, SNL 1999, c. L-9.1 to regulate the practice of law and the legal profession in the public interest.  In serving the interests of the public, the Law Society:

  1. acts as a gatekeeper to the legal profession by requiring that all lawyers are of good character and fit to practice law;
  2. maintains a comprehensive directory which outlines contact information for all practicing lawyers;
  3. maintains a law library available to the public;
  4. promotes lawyer competence by requiring that all practicing lawyers complete fifteen (15) hours of continuing legal education
  5. conducts regular trust audits to ensure lawyers are compliant with the Law Society Rules
  6. receives complaints about lawyers and ensures that all complaints follow the appropriate disciplinary process; and
  7. may, where a lawyer is unable to practice law, apply to the court for the appointment of a custodian to manage the lawyer’s practice

Please note that the Law Society cannot provide you with legal advise. If you wish to contact a lawyer, please visit our lawyer directory. If you are seeking a referral, please contact the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundand and Labrador (PLIAN).

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