Law Society Tribunal Regulatory Proceedings for March 2015

TORONTO, April 14, 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 Hearing Division's Decision and Order is stayed until at least five days after the release of the appeal panel's decision.

Munyonzwe Hamalengwa (1991) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was ordered to pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $125,000.

Michael Andrew Osborne (1981) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Hearing Division's January 29, 2015 decision and order revoking the Lawyer's licence is stayed pending appeal.

Michael Andrew Osborne (1981) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The first condition on which the stay was granted by Order dated February 24, 2015, is varied as follows: the Appellant perfects his appeal by April 3, 2015.

Luigi Savone (1984) of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise law was revoked, effective 30 days from March 11, 2015.

Norman Silver (1971) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for six months commencing April 6, 2015.

David Arthur Stevens (1980) of the City of Hamilton
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended on an interlocutory basis commencing on March 12, 2015.

Arthur Liangfei Tan (2011) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months commencing April 1, 2015, and shall comply with specified terms.

PARALEGALS

Maria John Hamdani (2012) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Paralegal is suspended for one month commencing after her return to practice and continuing indefinitely until a specified condition is met.

Satheesan Kumarasamy (2010) of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Paralegal was suspended for two months starting April 20, 2015, and must comply with specified conditions.

John Charles West of the City of Windsor
Decision: The Paralegal Applicant's appeal from the order of September 8, 2014, which dismissed his application for licensing as a paralegal, was dismissed.

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

Patrick Leo Wayne Cusack
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 3, 2015

Ari Benjamin Kulidjian
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 25, 2015

Maria Frances Marusic
Windsor, Notice of Motion for Interlocutory Suspension, Motion for interlocutory suspension or practice restriction, Filed on March 11, 2015

Cuong The (Steven) Nguyen
Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on March 5, 2015

Cuong The (Steven) Nguyen
Toronto, Notice of Cross-Appeal, Appeal, Filed on March 19, 2015

Timothy Russell Pedwell
St. Catharines, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 5, 2015

Kenneth Charles Pope
Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 23, 2015

Paul Alexander Robson
Markham, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 6, 2015

Luigi Savone
Ottawa, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on March 16, 2015

Peter David Snyder
Woodstock, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 5, 2015

Harold Spring [Lawyer Applicant]
Toronto, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 17, 2015

PARALEGALS

Tak-kwong Chan
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 16, 2015

Sue-Ann Harry
Mississauga, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 18, 2015

Saba Mafi
Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 11, 2015

Lindsay Owusu [Paralegal Applicant]
Mississauga, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 19, 2015

Jorge Barroilhet Santibanez [Paralegal Applicant]
Toronto, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 19, 2015

Carl David Sokolowski
Mississauga, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 25, 2015

Jason Andrew Webster-Clarke
Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 25, 2015

SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada

For further information: If you require a copy of any specific decision, please contact Denise McCourtie, Communications Advisor, at 416-947-3362 or dmccourt@lsuc.on.ca.

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