The Law Society maintains a Reimbursement Claims Fund to repay people whose trust monies have been misappropriated by a lawyer. To be paid out of the Reimbursement Claim Fund, you must first make a complaint to the Complaints Resolution Department alleging that your lawyer has misappropriated money or property you entrusted to them in their capacity as a lawyer. That complaint will be investigated by the Complaints Resolution Department. If your lawyer is convicted of misappropriation, your complaint will be referred to the Reimbursement Claims Fund which reimburses clients by paying back the funds that were misappropriated. You do not have to sue the lawyer or law firm. Some limitations apply.
For general information about the Reimbursement Claim process contact Tana Christianson by email at email@example.com or by phone at (204) 926-2011.