Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

March 21, 2007 08:48 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2007) - 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.

Carrie-Lynn Elizabeth Barkley (2000), of the City of Ottawa

Decision: Member suspended for a period of 12 months, commencing at the conclusion of her administrative suspension

David Mark Marcovitch (1986), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Paragraph 4 of the Order dated April 12, 1999 in Complaint D77/98 has been fulfilled and it is not necessary for the Member to be supervised any longer

Irvin Peter Van Otterlo (1992), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Member shall be suspended for a period of seven months, commencing at the end of his current administrative suspension

Kerry Patrick Evans of the City of Barrie

Decision: The Appellant's membership in the Law Society is restored. He shall practise only as an employee of another member of the bar, for a period of two years from the date of this Order

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website at Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website at

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