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Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for June 2013

Jul 16 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- 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.

Peter Young Atkinson (1973) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for 2 years from August 30, 2008. Continuing for 2 years after June 17, 2013, the Lawyer must comply with specified terms.

Yiadom Akwasi Atuobi-Danso (1994) of the City of Brampton

Decision: The Lawyer is granted permission to surrender his licence within 30 days of June 12, 2013, failing which his licence is revoked.

Pamila Bhardwaj (1994) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six weeks commencing on August 12, 2013. Commencing June 11, 2013, the Lawyer must comply with specified terms.

William John Franklin Bishop (1973) of the City of Kingston

Decision: The licence of the Lawyer shall be revoked, effective July 1, 2013.

Licio Edward Cengarle (1973) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal from the Decision and Order dated October 2, 2012 is dismissed. The issue of the start date for the suspension ordered by the hearing panel remains to be dealt with.

Matthew Joseal Igbinosun (1998) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The stay of the hearing panel's decision and order is extended until July 3, 2013.

Robert Roy Istl (1981) of the City of Windsor

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Michael Vernon MacKay (1989) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked effective June 10, 2013.

Stephane Asnot MonPremier (2002) of the City of Ottawa

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Deanna Lynn Natale (1994) of the Town of Markham

Decision: The Lawyer is to be reprimanded.

Tang Trang Nguyen (1995) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded and shall undergo a practice review.

Jarvis Yap Ortega (2005) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was suspended for six months, starting 30 days after May 30, 2013. Following his suspension, the Lawyer's real estate practice is to be supervised for a period of two years.

Roger Joseph Smith (1967) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was granted permission to surrender his licence to practice law. If he does not surrender his licence within 30 days from June 7, 2013, his licence will be revoked.

Eugenio Totera (2000) of the Town of Richmond Hill

Decision: Further to the Order of January 21, 2013, the Lawyer was awarded costs of $12,379.15.

Leslie Andrew Vandor (1982) of the City of Ottawa

Decision: The lawyer's appeal was dismissed.

Graham Edward Wilson (1992) of the City of St. Catharines

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked effective May 27, 2013.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website.

Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.

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 also available on our website.

Rebecca Chin (Lawyer)

Community of Unionville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 18, 2013

Clinton Vernol Ellis (Lawyer)

City of Markham, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 10, 2013

Kym Lee McGahey (Lawyer)

Community of Kemptville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 31, 2013

Clarke Austin Merritt (Lawyer)

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 31, 2013

Roberto Nobili (Lawyer)

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Capacity, Filed on June 4, 2013

Katherine Suzanne Sam (Lawyer)

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 7, 2013

Shannon Marie Sauve (Paralegal Applicant)

City of Pickering, Notice Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on June 3, 2013

If you require a copy of any specific notice, please contact the Communications Department at 416-947-7605.



Contacts:
Law Society of Upper Canada
Susan Tonkin
416-947-7605





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