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What is the Law Society’s role?

The Law Society is mandated to regulate the practice of law and the legal profession in the public interest.  It does so, in part, by promoting competence, high quality of service and professionally responsible conduct.  The Law Society has multiple departments, all of which are geared toward the public interest, including:

Department Purpose
Education and Admissions To ensure competence both at admissions and ongoing
Professional Responsibility To ensure compliance with ethical and other professional rules
Assurance To provide an opportunity for access to compensation for theft by a lawyer
Insurance To ensure maintenance of adequate insurance coverage for professional responsibility
Custodianship To protect clients’ property when a lawyer ceases to practice