Law Society Tribunal Regulatory Proceedings for February 2015

TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the lawyers and paralegals of Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society ensures that all lawyers and licensed paralegals in Ontario meet standards of learning, professional competence and professional conduct that are appropriate for the legal services provided.

The Law Society Tribunal recently heard the following matters. The Tribunal, which is an independent administrative tribunal within the Law Society, is responsible for processing, hearing and deciding these cases.

ORDERS

LAWYERS

John Paul Abbott (1989) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's motion for a stay of the order of January 22, 2015, was allowed. The penalty of revocation was stayed until the agreed hearing date of March 24, 2015. 

Paolo Palmo De Francesca (2000) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded and pay a fine of $10,000.

Dorothy Elizabeth DeMerchant (1984) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Law Society's appeal was dismissed.

Gary Neinstein (1970) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Appellant shall pay to the Law Society costs in the amount of $15,000 within three months of February 9, 2015.

Cuong The Nguyen (1997) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months commencing April 1, 2015.

Roberto Nobili (1993) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was found to be incapacitated and incapable of meeting his obligations as a licensee.

Darren Elliot Sukonick (1996) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Law Society's appeal was dismissed.

Heinz Peter Von Sengbusch (1976) of the City of London
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for two months commencing February 20, 2015, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.

Norma Jean Walton (1995) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Law Society's appeal of the penalty ordered on May 16, 2014, was allowed. The 18-month suspension was set aside and the Lawyer's licence was revoked.

PARALEGALS

Suzanne Nicole Cwalino (2008) of the City of Kitchener
Decision: The Paralegal is permitted to surrender her licence.

Hersch Harry Kopyto of the City of Toronto applied for licensing as a Paralegal.
Decision: The application is dismissed.

Leonard Howard Libman of the Community of Thornhill
Decision: The Applicant is now of good character and his application for a Paralegal Licence is allowed.

Tyler Edward Murphy of the Community of Severn Bridge
Decision: The Applicant is of good character and therefore eligible to be admitted to the Law Society as a Paralegal.

Paul Louis Pauze (2008) of the Town of Penetanguishene
Decision: The Paralegal is suspended immediately and continuing indefinitely until a specified condition is met. The Paralegal is also suspended for one month following the end of the earlier suspension.

Robert Joseph Potomski (2008) of the City of Windsor
Decision: The stay ordered by the Hearing Division in paragraph 2 of its January 26, 2015 order is extended until March 2, 2015.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society Tribunal website. Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website. Information about upcoming hearings is available here.

NOTICES

The following proceedings have recently been commenced before the Law Society Tribunal. The Notice sets out the allegations or issues being placed before the Tribunal by the party bringing the application.

LAWYERS

John Paul Abbot
Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 19, 2015

David Simoes Da Silva
Toronto, Notice of Application, Capacity, Filed on February 6, 2015

Viktor Serhey Hohots
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 12, 2015

William Charles Hoskinson
Waterloo, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on January 29, 2015

Michael Andrew Osborne
Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 10, 2015

Aurelio Pascuzzi
Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 11, 2015

Philip Charles Tinianov
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on January 29, 2015

Sophia Loraine Williams
Brampton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 25, 2015

PARALEGALS

Robert Joseph Potomski
Windsor, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 11, 2015

SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada

For further information: If you require a copy of any specific decision, please contact Susan Tonkin, Communications Advisor, at 416-947-7605 or stonkin@lsuc.on.ca.

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