Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

October 07, 2008 15:54 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 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.

Meera Bharadwaj (1999), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's practice is restricted to representing specified clients for the shorter period of one month from September 18, 2008, or further Hearing Panel order.

Nicolas Canizares, 1982, of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Law Society shall issue to the Applicant a Class L1 licence.

David Wayne Lalonde (1970), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall pay a fine of $2,000 within 30 days of September 23, 2008 and he must comply with specified conditions.

William James Wise (1979), of the City of Raleigh in North Carolina, U.S.A.

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for one month, starting immediately and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.

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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