Accessing Tribunal Files

The Law Society Tribunal keeps a copy of all hearing-related documents that are filed with us. Most of these documents are public and may be accessed by anyone.

Those interested in viewing public documents from a closed file should contact the Tribunal to request a file review.

File Review Requests

The Law Society Tribunal keeps a copy of all hearing-related documents that are filed with us. Most of these documents are public and may be accessed by anyone. For a list of what documents within a file are public, see Rule 13 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Active and Recently Closed Files

Public documents from active files or files closed within the past two years can be accessed for free. To receive digital copies of Tribunal files, please e-mail tribunal@lso.ca with the desired file name and file number (ex: Smith, XXX-###).

Archived Files

Public documents from files closed more than two years ago can be accessed at a cost of $80 per file. Payment can be made, using a credit card, at the LSO store. To receive digital copies of Tribunal files, please complete this form and email it, along with a copy of the LSO store receipt, to tribunal@lso.ca.

Please allow at least 8 -15 business days for the recall and processing of files from storage.

Fee Waiver Requests

Licensees or licence applicants who have a proceeding before the Tribunal may request that the Tribunal waive the archived file fee. Licensee or licence applicants are entitled to two fee waivers per year. Additional fee waivers may be granted if financial hardship is demonstrated.

Requests can be emailed to tribunal@lso.ca.

PLEASE NOTE:

Transcripts of Tribunal hearings can be purchased from the court reporting service. (See Rule 9.8 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure.)

For hearings after January 1, 2018:

                        Neesons
                        1-888-525-6666
                        production@neesonsreporting.com
                        www.neesonsreporting.com

For hearings before January 1, 2018:

                        ASAP Reporting Services
                        1-888-661-2727
                        info@asapreportingservices.com
                        www.asapreportingservices.com