Unauthorized practice of law
Under the Legal Profession Act, only trained, qualified lawyers may provide legal services and advice to the public. Further, non-lawyers are not regulated nor are they required to carry insurance to compensate clients for errors and omission in the legal work or claims of theft by unscrupulous individuals marketing legal services. When the Law Society receives complaints about an unqualified or untrained person providing legal assistance, the Society will investigate and take appropriate action if there is a potential for harm to the public.
The Law Society has obtained a court order prohibiting the following individual and businesses from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law:
- Darren Lee and Ruohan Dong & Associates Inc. d.b.a. R. Dong & Associates, of Richmond, have consented to an order prohibiting them from preparing incorporation documents, giving legal advice and holding themselves out as being qualified or entitled to provide these legal services.