SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 LAW SOCIETY TRIBUNAL lxix
Volume 37, September 2017
Orders LAWYER MATTERS
(Counsel for the Society, Amanda Worley and Ian Godfrey / the Lawyer,
September 5, 2017
The Law Society alleged that Norman Thomas Lee, 1991, of Prescott,
committed professional misconduct.
The panel determined that the following allegations were established:
•;Contrary;to;Rule;2.01(2);of;the;Rules of Professional Conduct (as
they stood prior to October 1, 2014), the Respondent failed to
serve Client A to the standard of a competent lawyer by failing
to take steps to vary her separation agreement and by failing to
promptly respond to her communications.
•;Contrary;to;Rule;6.03(10);of;the;Rules of Professional Conduct
(as they stood prior to October 1, 2014), in failing to promptly
respond to Client A’s communications, the Respondent breached
his undertaking to the Law Society dated November 8, 2012.
approximately $475 from his trust account for fees relating to
Client A’s matter without having sent a billing to his client.
•;Contrary;to;Rule;3.1-2;of;the;Rules of Professional Conduct (as
they stood on October 1, 2014 and following), the Respondent
failed to serve Client B to the standard of a competent lawyer by
failing to take steps to enforce her right to unsupervised access to
her child and by failing to promptly respond to communications,
including communications sent on her behalf.
The panel orders:
1. The Respondent’s licence is suspended for a period of 45 days
2. By no later than December 5, 2017, the Respondent shall pay
$580 to Client A by way of certified cheque and shall provide the
Law Society with confirmation of this payment. If the Respondent
fails to provide confirmation to the satisfaction of the Executive
Director, Professional Regulation, then the Respondent’s licence
shall be suspended indefinitely until such confirmation is provided.
with the terms of the Law Society’s Guidelines for Lawyers Who
Are Suspended or Who Have Given an Undertaking Not to Practise.