TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - The Law Society regulates the legal profession
in the public interest.
As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels
recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are composed
of Law Society benchers - lawyers and lay people who are responsible for
determining the appropriate disposition of cases.
Emmanuel Yao-Asumang-Adu Asare (1998), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The licence of the Licensee is revoked, effective immediately.
Davies Bagambiire (1995), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, commencing
March 1, 2008. Upon return to practice, the Lawyer shall be supervised
for a period of two years.
John Lawrence Deziel (1973), of the Town of Belle River
Decision: The prior Order, dated September 14, 1993, is varied and the
Undertaking given at that time is rescinded.
Rodney Edward Follwell (1973), of the City of Belleville
Decision: The Licensee is reprimanded.
Basil Lazar Georgieff (1983), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for four months commencing on the date
the current suspension concludes, and continuing indefinitely until the
Lawyer has met specified terms.
David Gerald Harvey (1991), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Licensee shall confirm the continuance of his Undertaking
and Acknowledgments. The Licensee is suspended for three months, to
commence 15 days from the service of this Order of suspension.
Donna Marie Jones (2000), of the City of Cornwall
Decision: The Member is reprimanded.
Mireille Simone Jocelyne Marie Landry (1999), of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The second month of the penalty imposed by the Decision and
Order dated December 11, 2007, is stayed until the appeal is disposed of.
Aaron Lang (1974), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Licensee shall pay to the Law Society costs in the amount
of $50,000 on specified terms. Failure to meet the terms shall result in
immediate suspension until the terms are met or varied.
Robert Kendrick MacFarlane (1984), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month to commence at the
conclusion of his current administrative suspension, and continuing
indefinitely until the Lawyer has satisfied specified terms.
More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's
website at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulation/a/discipline/. Reasons for
decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal
Information Institute (CanLII) website at http://www.canlii.org/.
For further information:
For further information: Susan Tonkin, (416) 947-7605, or