VANCOUVER, April 27 /CNW/ - The Law Society of BC has concluded its investigation into the conduct of Mobina Jaffer, QC, and Azool Jaffer-Jeraj.
The Law Society launched an investigation following allegations of overbilling, made in a 2005 lawsuit against Jaffer, Jaffer-Jeraj, and their law firm, filed by the Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The lawyers settled with the client out of court, and the Law Society resumed its investigation, which had awaited the outcome of the lawsuit.
In 2009, the Law Society Discipline Committee ordered Jaffer and Jaffer-Jeraj to appear before conduct review subcommittees.
Jaffer and Jaffer-Jeraj have now appeared before separate subcommittees. The Law Society's Discipline Committee, at a regular meeting in March 2010, agreed with the recommendations of those panels that no further action be taken.
"Appearing before a conduct review panel is serious and it remains on a lawyer's conduct record," said Stuart Cameron, the Law Society's Director of Investigations. "The Discipline Committee was satisfied that no further action is required to protect the public."
The Law Society of BC is the governing body of the legal profession in the province. Under the provisions of the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society is responsible for the licensing, professional conduct and discipline of the more than 10,000 lawyers in BC.
SOURCE LAW SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
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