Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

July 31, 2009 09:30 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) -

Attention News Editors:

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.

Gregory Edward Brant Castellano (1990), of the City of Guelph

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for two months, starting July 10, 2009, continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation. On resuming practice the Lawyer shall participate in a practice review on terms.

Mercy Dadepo (2003), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The proceeding respecting one of two particulars is converted to an invitation to attend. This particular is dismissed.

John Errol Farr, of the Town of Bracebridge

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant shall be granted a Class P1 licence.

Rita Anne Hartmann (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for two months, starting immediately, and shall comply with specified terms.

Robert Allan Horwood (1974), of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Jack Stephen Lambert (1973), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded. The Lawyer shall participate in a practice review within six months of returning to practice and shall meet specified terms.

Gary William Lewin, of the City of Burlington

Decision: The motion for the stay pending appeal of the Order dated May 1, 2009 is granted on the conditions that the appeal be pursued with due diligence and be perfected on or before August 15, 2009; and that Mr. Lewin be employed, as a paralegal, solely for POINTTS.

Julia Carmen Ranieri (2001), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 10 months, starting June 1, 2009. The suspension is to run concurrently with the suspension that is now in force, and will continue indefinitely until the Lawyer meets specified conditions.

Steven James Vano (1988), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Walter Wysocky (1981), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months, starting at the conclusion of his administrative suspension, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions have been met, to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website (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 (www.canlii.org).

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