TORONTO, Jan. 7, 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.
Janelle Susan Harvie Bereznick (1997) of the Community of Brooklin
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 6 weeks, commencing at the conclusion of her current administrative suspension and continuing indefinitely until she has provided a complete response to requests for information and documentation.
Claude Alain Burdet (2006) d'Ottawa
Décision : L'avocat sera réprimandé.
Helen Florentis (1995) of the City of Sudbury
Decision: The penalty portion of the proceeding is adjourned and the Lawyer shall not accept any new clients or any new retainers from her existing clients. She must also comply with other specified terms.
William Ray Kennedy (1978) of the Community of Grand Bend
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 12 months, commencing November 26, 2014 and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Kalim Urrahman Khan (2000) of the City of Vaughan
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 6 months, commencing on February 15, 2015, and must satisfy specified conditions on returning to practise.
Demetrius Kotsakis (2003) of the City of Hamilton
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was suspended effective December 17, 2014, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met. If his licence is still suspended on June 17, 2015, his licence will be revoked on June 17, 2015. Commencing on the conclusion of the indefinite suspension, or the conclusion of a suspension made in relation to Application, LCN98/13, his licence will be suspended for three months. The Lawyer shall not practise law unless he complies with specified conditions.
Timothy Edward Leahy (1991) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise law is revoked, effective December 10, 2014.
Timothy Edward Leahy (1991) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Law Society's motion to stay the proceedings was granted.
Bhupender Malik (1998) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for a period of 60 days, 28 days starting November 14, 2014, and 32 days commencing on December 19, 2014. The suspension will continue indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
George Allan Marron (1996) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is granted permission to surrender his licence to practise law in Ontario. If he does not surrender his licence by the end of January 9, 2015, it shall be revoked effective January 10, 2015. His licence is suspended effective December 9, 2014.
Raymond Mohamed Ghanie Motee (2002) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for four months commencing January 1, 2015, with the suspension continuing indefinitely thereafter until specified conditions are met.
Séverin Nkolla Ndéma-Moussa (2003) d'Ottawa
Décision : L'intimé est suspendu pour une période définie de quatre mois, du 7 août 2014 au 6 décembre 2014 et la suspension indéfinie ordonnée le 7 août 2014 continuera jusqu'à ce que l'avocat ait fourni une réponse complète aux demandes faites par le Barreau.
Raj Napal (1996) of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Lawyer had interlocutory restrictions placed on his licence regarding his trust account.
Wayne Sydney Novak (1978) of the Community of Thornhill
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for nine months, commencing December 10, 2014, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Michael Dennis Shewchuk (1973) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded and fined $5,000.
David Arthur Stevens (1980) of the City of Toronto Decision: The Lawyer was suspended on an interim interlocutory basis on December 15, 2014, and continuing until the motion is disposed. The Lawyer will no longer act as an estate trustee or power of attorney, until the motion is disposed of.
Artem Djukic (2008) of the City of Brampton
Decision: Commencing December 11, 2014 and continuing until the motion is disposed of on its merits, or until further order of the Tribunal Hearing Panel, the Paralegal's licence is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis
Zenon Stephen Spyrc (2011) of the Community of Flamborough
Decision: The Paralegal's licence is suspended on an interlocutory basis commencing December 5, 2014.
More information about the Tribunal process can be found on the new 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 of Application and Referral for Hearing are available here.
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.
Valmiki Krishna Chowbay
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Reinstatement, Filed on December 16, 2014
Michael Edward Freeman
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 25, 2014
Community of Thornhill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 26, 2014
Heinz Peter Von Sengbusch
City of London, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on December 11, 2014
Erwin John Weisdorf
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 26, 2014
There are currently no new Notices.
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 [email protected]