In an effort to flatten the Covid 19 pandemic curve our firm is:
  1. Booking appointments at 9, 10 and 11 AM as well as 130, 230 and 3:30 PM (to assist clients in self isolating)
  2. Wiping touch areas before each appointment
  3. Making sanitizer available at reception and soap and water in washrooms
  4. Allowing clients to keep pens used for signature
  5. Suspending drop in Notary hours
  6. Allowing the free flow of fresh air wherever possible
  7. Adopting remote work access where necessary
  8. Encouraging electronic communications
  9. Communicating our ongoing Covid 19 plan via email, website, Facebook and sandwich board.
We trust you find this in order and encourage you to call (250) 871-7737 if you have comments, questions or concerns.

Old House Law

Lyle Carlstrom Professional Law Corporation and Ashley R. Smith Professional Law Corporation


Old House Notary

T. Dale Roberts Notary Corporation

Notaries in British Columbia are authorized to practice law in the areas of real estate, mortgages, estate planning (wills must not have a trust past the age of 19), affidavits, contracts, leases and related activities

You receive the benefit of both worlds- non-contentious legal work from both a notary public and a lawyer, all in one package.  

Dale and Ashley are primarily located in our Courtenay office and Lyle primarily practices from our Comox office, Holland and Company

Our Principles

You should know exactly what your legal work will cost, so we eliminated hourly billing.

We think you should love the atmosphere when you come to see us, so we are located in a unique and accessible office in one of the Comox Valley’s most iconic locations. 

You love this community and so do we, so we give back, to help make this an even better place to live. 

You deserve to be treated well and deal with exceptional, friendly and competent people, so that’s who works here. 

Your time is precious, so we use innovative techniques like drop-in notarization times and we only offer services in which we excel. 

Almost all of our business comes from referrals and we want to work for people we like, so we will do our darndest to give you a reason to refer us to your friends and family. 

In a world of fake news, we want to make sure you get trusted advice. 

An office is better with a dog in it.


Courtenay Office at the Old House
1760 Riverside Lane, Courtenay, BC V9N 8C7
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (250) 871-7737 
Fax: (250) 871-7738


You will find us between the two halves of the Old House Suites Hotel and Spa, in the same building as Locals Restaurant. Locals’ entrance faces the Courtenay River. Our entrance faces Riverside Lane. You will see a ramp leading from the parking lot to our office.
The building was the location of the Old House Restaurant from approximately 1974 to 2011 (although it went through a short and weird period as Tomato Tomato in 2006). Prior to that, it was the home of the Kirk family, who had the Home Oil bulk dealership next door. Ask us about Lena, the ghost. Prior to European settlement, it was home to a K’ómoks village.
The old Field’s sawmill site across the river is being returned from being an industrial site to an approximation of it’s pre-industrial use and will be named by it’s K’ómoks name, Kus Kus Sum. Project Watershed is spearheading the fundraising. Old House Law Professionals is supporting this transformation.