JULY 12, 2019 LAW SOCIETY TRIBUNAL lv
Volume 28, July 2019
Orders LaWyeR MaTTeRS
the status of the respondent’s licence at one of those court
his licence, contrary to his obligation to do so, as a suspended
he was in compliance with the order which had suspended his
received money in trust, for services to be performed in the future,
and failed to deposit those funds to a trust account.
that he had been in complete compliance with By-Law 9 regarding
the financial books and records of his practice for that year, the
respondent failed to maintain some of the required books and
order made under the Law Society Act in March 2015, during that
suspension, the respondent on two occasions represented in Court
a fourth client in that client’s criminal law case.
The panel orders:
1. The respondent is granted permission to surrender to the Law
Society his licence to practise law in Ontario. If the respondent does
not surrender his licence by the end of July 22, 2019, it shall be
revoked effective July 23, 2019.
2. The respondent shall comply with the terms of the Law Society’s
Guidelines for Former Lawyers Whose Licences Have Been Revoked
or Who Have Been Permitted to Surrender Their Licences.
3. The respondent’s licence is suspended immediately and until it is
surrendered or revoked, pursuant to term 1 of this order.
4. 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 his licence is suspended
pursuant to this order.
5. There is no order for costs in these proceedings.
(Counsel for the Society, Owen Minns / the Lawyer was assisted by Duty
Counsel, Nadia Liva)