MARCH 16, 2018 LAW SOCIETY TRIBUNAL lxxix
Volume 11, March 2018
Orders LaWyeR MaTTeRS
The panel orders:
1. The Respondent’s licence to practise law shall be suspended for
one month, commencing at the end of the current administrative
suspension, and continuing indefinitely until, to the satisfaction of
the executive Director, Professional Regulation, the Respondent has
provided a complete response to the requests made by the Law
Society’s Forensic auditor in letter dated august 30, 2017.
2. The Respondent shall comply fully with the terms of the Law Society’s
Guidelines for Lawyers Who Are Suspended or Who Have Given an
Undertaking Not to Practise while suspended pursuant to this Order.
3. The Respondent shall pay a fine to the Law Society in the amount of
$2000, on or before June 15, 2018. Starting the day following the
deadline to pay this fine, interest shall accrue on any unpaid part of
the fine at a rate of 2% per year.
4. If the Respondent has not met, to the satisfaction of the executive
Director, Professional Regulation, the conditions listed at paragraph
1, above, by February 15, 2018, he shall pay a fine to the Law Society
in the amount of $2000 on or before March 15, 2018. Interest shall
accrue on this fine immediately after March 15, 2018 at the rate of
2% per year.
5. The Respondent shall pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of
$3295 on or before the deadline of December 15, 2018. Starting the
day following the deadline for the payment of costs, interest shall
accrue on any unpaid part of those costs at a rate of 2% per year.
(Counsel for the Society, Rhoda Cookhorn / the Lawyer was not present
February 23, 2018
The Law Society alleged that Christian Jacques Deslauriers, 2004, of
Ottawa, committed professional misconduct.
The panel determined that the following allegations were established:
to assume complete responsibility for his legal aid practice contrary
to rules 5.01(2)(a) and 2.01(1) of the Rules of Professional Conduct in
effect prior to October 1, 2014 and, as such, abdicated his legal aid
practice to a student-at-law;