The Law Society of British Columbia regulates lawyers in BC and protects the public interest in the administration of justice.

We receive thousands of inquiries each year and while we do our best to be helpful, many of the questions are simply outside our mandate or area of expertise.

The following provides answers to the most common inquiries we receive.

Working with a lawyer

Finding a lawyer
Looking for legal advice or assistance?
Look up a lawyer’s contact information
Check a lawyer’s discipline history
Search for a family law mediator 
Tips on how to work with a lawyer


Make a complaint about a lawyer
What to do if you think your lawyer has stolen from you 
Lawyers’ fees and disputes about fees 
Search the unauthorized practitioners database (non-lawyers providing legal services)

Request services

Certificates (standing, authentication and notarial) 
Locate lost files and wills 
Law Society Speakers Bureau