Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

September 30, 2009 14:52 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 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.

Suzy De Jesus Dos Santos, of the City of Toronto, a paralegal applicant

Decision: The application for a P1 Licence is dismissed.

David Harris (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer shall pay $15,000 in costs to the Law Society by August 31, 2009.

Antonios Karalis (2005), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis, starting September 22.

Larry Spodek, of the City Toronto, paralegal applicant

Decision: The Application for Class P1 licence is dismissed.

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

Decision: The appeal from the September 19, 2008 Decision and Order is dismissed.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website at www.lsuc.on.ca. Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLIII) website at www.canlii.org.

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