TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- 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.
Benjamin Felix Bajikijaie (1999) d'Ajax
Decision: L'avocat est supendu de facon disciplinaire pour 4 semaines a compter de la fin de sa suspension administrative actuelle. La suspension disciplinaire se prolongera pour une periode indefinie jusqu'a ce que certaines conditions soient remplies.
Roy Francis Dmello (1998) of the Town of Oakville
Decision: Further to the Order dated February 20, 2013, there will be no costs in relation to the AMT motion, the motion before the Campion panel or in relation to the appeal itself. The costs paid by the Society to the Lawyer, in the amount of $6,938.20, are to be reimbursed.
Ira Howard Greenspoon (1983) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 12 months commencing March 14, 2013. The Lawyer must comply with specified conditions.
Joseph Peter Paul Groia (1981) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The April 18, 2013 decision and order of the hearing panel is stayed pending the determination of the appeal on its merits or subject to such other order as may be made by the appeal panel.
Ari Benjamin Kulidjian (1994) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall pay costs thrown away of $1,728.21 to the Law Society forthwith.
Ryan Jesse Manilla of the Community of Thornhill
Decision: The Applicant has discharged his onus to prove that he meets the good character requirement of s.27(2) of the Law Society Act.
James Naumovich (1975) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, to be completed no later than December 31, 2013. The Lawyer must comply with specified conditions.
Robert Geoffrey Peter Newbury (1977) of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for two months commencing May 2, 2013.
Rose Laure Noel (2001) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 1.5 months definite, starting June 1, 2014, and continuing indefinitely until she has produced six files requested by the Society.
Michael Andrew Osborne (1981) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's appeal, from a decision finding that he engaged in professional misconduct, was allowed. The decision and order of the hearing panel was set aside and a new hearing was ordered before a different hearing panel. It was unnecessary to decide the Law Society's appeal against penalty.
Robert Joseph Potomski (2008) of the City of Windsor
Decision: The Paralegal's licence is suspended as of May 13, 2013 and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met. Once the conditions are met, the Paralegal's licence is suspended for six months. If at the end of August 2013 the Paralegal's licence is still suspended under certain conditions, then the licence shall be revoked effective September 1, 2013.
Marvin Barry Shifman (1980) of the Town of Richmond Hill
Decision: The Lawyer is permitted to surrender his licence to practise law not later than 30 days after April 29, 2013, failing which, his licence will be revoked effective at midnight on the 30th day after April 29, 2013.
Golnaz Vakili (2010) of the City of Toronto
Decision: Commencing May 1, 2013, the Lawyer's licence is suspended on an interlocutory basis.
More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website: www.lsuc.on.ca/regulatory_proceedings
Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel can be found on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website: www.canlii.org/en/
Regulatory Notices, which are issued at the beginning of a proceeding and include Notices of Application, Notices of Referral for Hearing, Notices of Motion and Notices of Appeal, are on our website: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=667.
Charles Gordon Ashton (Lawyer)
City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 15, 2013
Gregory Philip Brant (Lawyer)
City of Brantford, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 16, 2013
Sylvano Angelo Carlesso (Lawyer)
City of Timmins, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 2, 2013
Bryan Richard Dale (Lawyer)
City of Markham, Amended Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 6, 2013
Garth Howard Drabinsky (Lawyer)
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 7, 2013
Roy Anthony Dullege (Lawyer Applicant)
Municipality of Tweed, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 14, 2013
Douglas Christopher Gosbee (Lawyer)
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 15, 2013
Jonathan Howard Marler (Lawyer)
Town of Oakville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 13, 2013
Joseph Jean-Marc Remillard (Avocat)
a Sudbury, Avis de requete modifie, Conduite, depose le 23 mai 2013
Christos Vitsentzatos (Lawyer)
City of London, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 28, 2013
Nicolas Xynnis (Lawyer)
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 30, 2013
If you require a copy of any specific notice, please contact the Communications Department at (416) 947-7625.
Law Society of Upper Canada
Law Society of Upper Canada
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