Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

April 30, 2010 14:02 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) -

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. 

Claude Hyman Armstrong, of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Decision and Order dated December 23, 2009 is stayed until the earlier of 90 days from this order or the hearing of the appeal; and the Appellant shall be employed as a paralegal solely for Traffic Ticket People.

Giancarlo Bellisario (2008), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Paralegal is suspended for two months, starting April 9, 2010, and continuing indefinitely until he has complied with specified terms.

Peter Brian Budd (1988), of the City of Toronto

Decision: There shall be no costs awarded with respect to the Decision and Order dated December 17, 2009.

Christopher Gordon Cox (1980), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months, effective December 17, 2009, after which the Lawyer may resume practising law on complying with specified terms.

Donald Anderson Geddes, of the City of Mississauga (Paralegal Applicant)

Decision: The application for a Class P1 licence is denied.

Brendan James Morgan (1990), of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended indefinitely until the specified terms are met, to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation.

Anthony Stephen Rein (1988), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence shall be revoked. He shall pay the Compensation Fund $27,200.

Robert Rothman (1962), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, starting on a date to be agreed to by the Law Society and the Lawyer, and continuing indefinitely until specified terms are met.

Dunstan Dan Senjule (2002), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Starting April 9, 2010, and continuing until May 10, 2010, the Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis, and shall comply with specified terms. If no fresh evidence or material change in circumstances is brought to the Panel's attention prior to May 10, 2010, starting on May 11, 2010 the Lawyer is suspended on a final interlocutory basis pending a final order.

Steven Randy Solway (1988), of the City of Cincinnati, Ohio

Decision: The Lawyer is granted permission to surrender his licence within 30 days, failing which his licence is revoked.

Christopher Thomas Walpole, of the Town of Bolton (Paralegal Applicant)

Decision: The Application for a P1 license is granted.

Simon Leslie Warder (2008), of the City of Sarnia

Decision: The Paralegal is suspended for 30 days starting May 1, 2010 and shall comply with specified terms.

John Charles West, of the City of Windsor (Paralegal Applicant)

Decision: The application for a Class P1 licence 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 (CanLII) website at www.canlii.org.

More regulatory information is now available on the Law Society website

Information about notices has been added to the Law Society website. Notices are the documents that are issued at the beginning of a regulatory proceeding, and include:

  • notices of application for conduct, capacity, competence or non-compliance proceedings initiated by the Law Society against a lawyer or paralegal
  • notices of application for reinstatement or terms dispute proceedings initiated by a lawyer or paralegal
  • notices of referral for hearing for licensing or restoration proceedings
  • notices of motion for an interlocutory suspension or restriction of a lawyer's or paralegal's licence
  • notices of appeal.

As a consequence of these changes, that part of our website dealing with tribunal matters (including notices, current hearings and tribunal orders and dispositions) has been re-organized into a new section called 'Regulatory Proceedings.' If you have bookmarked the current hearings schedule, lawyer or paralegal orders and dispositions pages, please update your bookmarks to reflect the new url: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulation/a/regulatory-proceedings/.

The new pages can be found on our website under:

  • Lawyer Regulation - Regulatory Proceedings, and
  • Paralegals - Paralegal Discipline and Complaints Regulatory Proceedings.

This week, information on notices issued from the beginning of January 2010 has been posted at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulation/a/regulatory-proceedings/regulatory-notices/.

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