TORONTO, Oct. 7 /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.
As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels
recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are
responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.
Meera Bharadwaj (1999), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's practice is restricted to representing specified
clients for the shorter period of one month from September 18, 2008, or
further Hearing Panel order.
Nicolas Canizares, 1982, of the City of Toronto.
Decision: The Law Society shall issue to the Applicant a Class L1 licence.
David Wayne Lalonde (1970), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall pay a fine of $2,000 within 30 days of
September 23, 2008 and he must comply with specified conditions.
William James Wise (1979), of the City of Raleigh in North Carolina,
Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for one month, starting
immediately and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
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 at (416) 947-7605 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Hall at (416) 947-7625 or email@example.com