The Law Society of BC is responsible for licensing lawyers and regulating the practice of law. Those who are unauthorized to practise law put the public at risk by performing unregulated and uninsured legal services.
To find out if your lawyer is licensed with the Law Society, use the Lawyer Directory. It allows you to search for a lawyer’s practising status and to confirm that he or she is licensed to practice law in BC.
If you have doubts, please contact the Law Society directly to inquire about a lawyer’s practising status.