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Getting Started: How To Find Law Society Discipline Decisions

Full-text Decisions

Law Society Tribunal website (https://lawsocietytribunal.ca/)

The Law Society Tribunal, which has a Hearing Division and an Appeal Division, issues orders that affect the status of Ontario lawyers or paralegals to practise law or provide legal services. Orders may also address other matters, such as costs. The Tribunal issues written or oral reasons for its decisions in most, but not all cases it hears.

Orders and Reasons 2002 -

  • orders may be searched by Licensee or Applicant Name, or browsed by year
  • where available, links to reasons on CanLII are provided
  • judicial review or appeals are noted

Orders and reasons are public unless there is an order to the contrary. Requests for a copy of a specific order or reasons can be made by contacting the Tribunal.
 

CanLII (https://www.canlii.org/en/)

CanLII has selective full-text Ontario discipline decisions from 1991 to 2005 and continuous coverage of available decisions from 2006 to the present. Find them under Ontario - Law Society Tribunal (ONLST).
 

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

Lexis Advance Quicklaw's database Law Societies Discipline Decisions has full-text decisions from all Canadian law societies. You can select your jurisdiction from the drop-down box to limit your search. The coverage for Ontario’s decisions is from 1991 to the present.