Superior Court prohibits disbarred lawyer from continuing to practise law



    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada is warning
consumers about a recent court decision that prohibits Paul Magnus Feldman, a
disbarred lawyer who had continued to hold himself out as a lawyer despite his
disbarment, from practising law in Ontario.
    Mr. Feldman is prohibited from acting, holding himself out as,
representing himself or practising as a barrister or solicitor following an
Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on February 6, 2007.
    Mr. Feldman was disbarred from the Law Society on February 21, 2006, for
professional misconduct, which included attempting to mislead or misleading
the Court, failing to comply with provisions, breaching his undertaking to the
Law Society, breaching an order of the Hearing Panel, failing to co-operate
with a Law Society investigation and attempting to mislead the Law Society
during its investigation of five complaints.
    Engaging in the unauthorized practise of law is a criminal offence, and
occurs when a person holds himself or herself out as a barrister or solicitor
without proper Law Society membership.
    Under Section 50 of the Law Society Act, the Law Society is responsible
for the prosecution of unauthorized practice. As the regulator of Ontario's
legal profession, the Law Society's first and foremost responsibility is
consumer protection.





For further information:

For further information: Lisa Hall, (416) 947-7625, lhall@lsuc.on.ca


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