The Law Society of NL

196-198 Water Street
P.O. Box 1028
St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3

Tel: (709) 722-4740          Email:
Fax: (709) 722-8902         Website:

Law Society Library        Tel: (709) 753-7770
Fax: (709) 753-0054         Email:


To regulate the practice of law and the legal professional in the public interest by the Law Society Act.

Target population:

Lawyers and the public.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • The Law Society is the sole regulatory body for all lawyers in the province. They serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and professional conduct and by ensuring that its method of regulation is dynamic and responsive to the challenges of a changing profession.
  • The Law Society may act as an advocate on issues that affect he public interest in the practice of law.
  • The Law Society offers public services such as:
    • A Law Library which provides members of the public with free access to legal resources.
    • A comprehensive online directory with lawyer contact information.
    • A program which receives and responds to allegations about lawyers.
    • An Assurance Fund which helps clients who have lost money because of the misappropriation or conversion of funds or property by a lawyer.
    • In the event your lawyer is unable to continue working on a particular case, the Law Society will apply to the court for a custodian to manage the lawyer’s practice. Information about how this process works can be found in the section regarding custodianship.
    • Information to assist members of the public may be found in the lawyers’ fees