Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

August 01, 2008 16:03 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2008) - 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.

Tania Astorino (2004), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

Jeffrey Cathcart Barnabe (1969), of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer's license is revoked immediately. The Lawyer shall reimburse the compensation fund and clients as specified.

Alec John Dobson (1981), the Village of Dorchester
Decision: Starting July 14 and continuing until August 14, 2008, the Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis. If a motion is filed with the Tribunal's office by August 14, 2008, the interim interlocutory suspension of the Lawyer shall continue until the determination of the motion by this Hearing Panel. If a motion is not filed by August 14, 2008, then commencing on August 15, 2008, the Lawyer is suspended on an interlocutory basis pending a final order by a Hearing Panel pertaining to cases that are currently being investigated by the Law Society. The Lawyer shall comply fully with specified terms.

Kevin Scott Dunsmuir (1984), of the Town of Newmarket
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded and must meet certain conditions, failing which he shall be suspended for one month.

Stanley Charles Ehrlich (1985), of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Lawyer is disbarred and his licence is revoked.

Frank Fazio (1973), of the City of Sarnia
Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for nine months starting 14 days after the date of the Decision and Order in this matter, unless either party requests a later date by filing written submissions with the Tribunals Office, within that 14-day period.

Laurie-Anne Galway (1991), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month starting July 4, 2008, and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has met certain conditions.

Ian Stuart Hennessey (1972), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked. If funds are paid out of the Compensation Fund, the Lawyer shall reimburse the Law Society those amounts.

Julia Carmen Ranieri (2001), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 45 days starting from July 31, 2008, and continuing indefinitely until certain conditions have been met. For two years from the date of her return to practice, the Lawyer shall comply with further conditions.

Scott Mcconnell Sullivan (1996), of the City of Windsor
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is suspended immediately on an interim interlocutory basis. This order shall become a final interlocutory order 30 days after its service in the event that the Lawyer, within that time, does not seek, or is unsuccessful in seeking, to vary the order on the basis of fresh evidence or a material change in circumstances. If the Proceedings Authorization Committee declines to issue a conduct application against the Lawyer by January 15, 2009, the order shall be vacated immediately.

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/.

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