Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

May 02, 2011 16:19 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for April 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) -

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.

Rupen Balaram-Sivaram (2008) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Paralegal's licence is revoked.
Jay Ian Bernholtz (1979) of the Town of Markham
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.
Ormila Bhoopaul of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Paralegal Applicant was ordered to pay costs of $10,000.
Howard Randall Burch of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Paralegal Applicant's application for a Class P1 licence was granted.
Roy Francis Dmello (1998) of the Town of Oakville
Decision: The Lawyer is awarded costs of $1,200.
Mario Giangioppo of the City of Toronto
Decision: The paralegal's appeal from a decision dated September 24, 2010, was dismissed.
George Kuzmicz (1981) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 15 days, commencing immediately, and continuing indefinitely thereafter until specified conditions are met.
Colin Cameron Leon Lyle (1998) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended with conditions from practice, effective November 1, 2010, for six months. For one year following resumption of practice, he shall not practise in the area of C.A.S. custody disputes.
Lucienne MacLauchlan (1992) of the Town of Napanee
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing April 27, 2011, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Francesco Puchiele (1999) of the City of Vaughan
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.
Paul Ross (1967) of the Town of Goderich
Decision: Pursuant to the order of the appeal panel, Particular 3 is dismissed.
Norman Silver (1971) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's previously ordered eight-month suspension will start June 30, 2011.

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.

Notices are issued at the beginning of a regulatory proceeding, and include notices of application, notices of referral for a hearing, notices of motion and notices of appeal. Notices were issued this month as follows:

Joseph Alphonse Andre [Lawyer]
City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Reinstatement, Filed on April 21, 2011
Maureen Olivia Boldt [Paralegal Applicant]
City of North Bay, Notice of Appeal, Filed on April 1, 2011
Roderick John Byrnes [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
John Michael Clow [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
David Robert Conway [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
Kenneth Harvey Cramer [Lawyer]
City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
Andrew Michael Czernik [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 19, 2011
Tuleep Viresh Fernando [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 19, 2011
William Hughes Fysh [Lawyer]
Town of Newmarket, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
William Donald Gray [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 4, 2011
David Harris [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 13, 2011
Abdul Gabbar Khan [Paralegal]
City of Guelph, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed March 30, 2011
Franck Laveaux [Lawyer]
City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 6, 2011
James Maurice Melnik [Lawyer Applicant]
City of London, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on April 20, 2011
David Henry Peirce [Lawyer]
Town of Aurora, Amended Notice of Application, Filed on April 11, 2011
Edmund Peterson [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on April 20, 2011
Francesco Puchiele [Lawyer]
City of Vaughan, Amended Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 7, 2011
Christopher Martin Scott [Lawyer]
Town of Orangeville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 26, 2011
Eugenio Totera [Lawyer]
Town of Richmond Hill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 22, 2011
Norma Jean Walton [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 7, 2011
Aaron Mitchell Wine [Lawyer]
City of North York, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 22, 2011
Oscar Choi-Wah Wong [Lawyer]
Town of Richmond Hill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 22, 2011
Nicolas Xynnis [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 15, 2011
Martin Ronald Zaretsky [Lawyer]
Town of Markham, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 22, 2011

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