Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

October 30, 2009 14:51 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 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.

Kristina Maria Brousalis (2002), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded and shall comply with the terms of this order, as specified for two years. The Lawyer is restricted to practicing as an employee for two years.

Gary William Lewin, of the City of Burlington, paralegal applicant
Decision: The appeal from the order of May 1, 2009 is allowed. A new hearing will be held on an expedited basis before a new Hearing Panel.

Paulos Luizos (1998), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Appeal against the penalty imposed January 15, 2009 is abandoned, and therefore dismissed. The remaining portion of the suspension is fixed at 28 days, commencing on October 17, 2009.

Helen Patricia Luzius (1988), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The lawyer is suspended for one month, starting at the conclusion of her current administrative suspension and then indefinitely until certain conditions are met.

Robert Dondald McKerrow (1974), of the Town of Amherstburg
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, starting on December 1, 2009.

Myles Frederick McLellan (1980), of the Town of Innisfil
The Lawyer shall pay $10,000 in costs to the Law Society, within 24 months of the date of this order.

Marvin Barry Shifman (1980), of the City of Richmond Hill
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months starting June 30, 2010. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Mitchell Lewis Wolfe (1979), of the City of Toronto
Decision: Starting immediately, the Lawyer's licence is restricted on an interlocutory basis and the Lawyer must comply with the specified terms.

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 (CanLII) website at www.canlii.org.

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