Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

April 11, 2008 11:54 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 11, 2008) - The Law Society regulates the legal profession in the public interest.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are composed of Law Society benchers - lawyers and lay people who are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Christopher Gordon Cox (1980), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Mr. Cox: shall be reprimanded and will comply with specified terms.

Constantino Giovanni D'Agostino (1992), of the City of North Bay

Decision: The Licensee is suspended for one month. Counsel will make submissions within 30 days about the start date of the suspension.

Paul Vincent Di Paolo (1979), of the City of Niagara Falls

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has met specified terms.

Brian Joseph Doucette (2004), of the City of St. Catharines

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has met specified terms.

John William Evans (1974), of the Town of Lindsay

Decision: The Lawyer's licence shall be suspended for a period of 45 days commencing April 1, 2008.

Clarence Justin Ashley Vincent Mohammed Griffin (1995), of the City of

Brantford

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for one month, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension, and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has met specified terms.

Ian Douglas Knoll Henderson (1985), of the City of Brampton

Decision: The Licensee pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $20,000.

Johannes Jarvalt (1980), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months, commencing immediately and continuing indefinitely until he has met specified terms. If, on March 18, 2009, the Lawyer is still suspended pursuant to this order, the Lawyer's licence shall be revoked effective that date.

Richard Scott Michna (1979), of the City of Brampton

Decision: The licence of this lawyer is hereby revoked. The lawyer shall reimburse the Compensation Fund the amount of $100,000.

Yaroslav Mikitchook (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for three months, commencing immediately and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has met specified terms. Following his suspension, the Lawyer shall not practise law except under specified conditions.

Aliamisse Omar Mundulai (2005), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Motion for an order staying the enforcement of the Hearing Panel's decision dated December 6, 2007, pending the determination of the appeal is dismissed.

Najeeb Ali Nawab (2002) of the City of Vaughan.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis commencing on the date of this Order, and continuing until April 10, 2008. If neither party files a motion on or before April 10, 2008, then commencing on April 11, 2008, the Lawyer is suspended on a final interlocutory basis pending a final order by a Hearing Panel pertaining to specified matters. The Lawyer shall meet the specified term. Under specified conditions, the Lawyer may bring a motion to vacate this order. If authorization to proceed on the specified matters is declined, under specified conditions, the order shall be immediately vacated.

Christopher Opoka-Okuma (1991), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension, and continuing indefinitely, until specified conditions are met.

Robin Douglas Scott (1985), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is suspended for 12 months commencing September 1, 2008. The Lawyer must meet specified terms.

Ralph Richard Stone (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded.

Lutz Alexander von Bogen (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Licensee shall be reprimanded.

Richard Keith Watson (1977), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Licensee is suspended for one month commencing July 15, 2008. The Licensee will comply with specified conditions.

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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