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 Files

Public documents from active or recently closed files can usually be accessed on-demand by emailing tribunal@lso.ca. It may take several days to scan a large file.

Closed Files

Those interested in viewing public documents from a closed file may do so in one of two ways:

Electronic File Review

All public documents can be scanned to a USB key, which can be either picked up or sent by courier to a specified address. If preferred, the documents can instead be uploaded to a file-sharing service that can be accessed from any computer.

  • This service costs $80 (HST included). 
  • Electronic file reviews can be purchased using a credit card through the LSO store, or with a cheque or money order by filling out this form and emailing it to tribunal@lso.ca.
  • Please allow up to ten business days for the file to be recalled from storage and scanned.

Files can be reviewed in-person at 375 University Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, by appointment, during business hours.

In-Person File Review

  • There is no charge for this service unless photocopies are requested.
  • Photocopies are 50 cents per page, and can be paid for at the Tribunal office with a credit card, cash, cheque or money order.
  • If the specific pages to be photocopied are known, they can be pre-paid for at the LSO store and prepared for in-person pickup.
  • Please allow up to ten business days for the file to be recalled from storage and prepared for viewing.

PLEASE NOTE:

Hearing transcripts (if contained in the Tribunal file) can be viewed, but not copied or photographed. 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