If you wish to file a complaint against someone who is providing unregulated legal services, contact the Law Society at uap@lsbc.org.

Once the Law Society receives the information, it will review and investigate. This work is overseen by the Unauthorized Practice Committee.

If evidence shows that someone is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, the Law Society will take the following steps:

  • Contact the person involved and provide an explanation of the restrictions that apply to the practice of law. Typically, the person will refrain from the unauthorized practice of law after this step.
  • If the person persists in providing unlicensed legal services, the Law Society may seek a court injunction to stop the unauthorized practice.
  • The results of court actions are published in the unauthorized practitioners database to protect the public. It also helps the public and lawyers to recognize new and recurring unauthorized practice and report it to the Law Society.