It is a fact that the Law Society collects over 5 million dollars a year from lawyers in Ontario alone. They say it is membership fees. I say it is protection money because less than 5% of the 1,000+ complaints filed every year get investigated and according to clerk I dated there, over 80% of these complaints get dismissed - even against lawyers that have raped or robbed their clients. These people at World Law forum agree as do dozens of people who complain on line if you are willing to search and read. http://www.worldlawdirect.com/forum/international-law-issues/91722-scam-...
In reality it is an Old Boys Club that protects their own and does political favors, including hiding the fact that PM Stephen Harper authorized a fake extradition of an American whistle blower federal agent who gave an MP proof that corrupt U.S. agents and friends of Jeb Bush were smuggling more than $1B of drugs into Canada and Harper received $3M to turn a blind eye. When the lawyer would not allow his own lawyer to speak in the court room and admitted "misplacing" exculpatory evidence a huge 200 page complaint was filed against the lawyer who took a sudden trip to Panama where he does not have any clients (Panama is where pay-offs are regularly made due to secret banking laws there). Here is that law society complaint and you will see that the exhibits, including an 11 page report from a Canadian PI named Reiken prove the extradition was an obvious fraud. http://gilmourlawsocietycomplaint.wordpress.com
Here is the background on the guy who filed the complaint and even the RCMP said he was telling the truth but the Law Society refused to give him a polygraph test nor even interview him? Why? Because the man had recordings that could not be refuted. In fact, the man provided a list of 19 witnesses that corroborate his story including federal agents and the Law Society did not contact a single one of them - only the accused lawyer! http://www.veteranstodayforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1229
So if you get screwed by a lawyer, make a police report and send a copy to the Toronto Star because only the cases that get media attention will yield any disciplinary action from the LSUC. http://www.realscam.com/f16/scam-alert-law-society-upper-canada-buries-y... Btw... the person I dated at the LSUC told me that they hired a full time SEO technician to do nothing but hide complaints about the Law Society on the internet by "pushing down" all the negative comments to page 5-20 of search engine results because very few people look beyond the first two pages. See the below and read the above links if you have doubts about what I say here.