Michael CarabashThere are about 35,000 lawyers in Ontario. Among other things, Ontario lawyers are called Barristers and Solicitors, attorneys, licensees of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and counsel. A person who is called to the bar in Ontario is only entitled to practice Ontario law. Not many people understand or appreciate this fact. So if you were charged with a traffic ticket in New York while on your way back to Toronto, you’ll need to retain a New York lawyer to fight it. An Ontario lawyer is not competent or qualified to represent you in New York (unless they are also called to the bar there as well). There are a number of ways in which people can get in touch with Ontario lawyers. These ways range from asking family and friends, to picking up the Yellow Pages, to using the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Lawyer Referral Service. I’m a strong believer of leveraging technology to find the right lawyer for the right price. Making phone calls and having meetings with lawyers is always a good idea, but probably not the best starting point because it takes a lot of time and could be costly. A better way to find the right Ontario lawyer for your legal needs is to use the Internet, search engines, and (if I may blow my own horn) turning to Dynamic Legal Forms. If you need a Toronto or Ottawa lawyer or attorney, then simply make a post (it’s free and anonymous) and get FREE information and quotes from Toronto or Ottawa lawyers. This is by far the best place to start your search on finding the right lawyer. It’s quick, convenient, you can get multiple responses and you don’t have to pay a dime!

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