Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

March 07, 2012 16:18 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for February 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2012) -

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.

Meera Bharadwaj (1999) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The appeal from the order of the hearing panel dated January 12, 2011 was dismissed.
Paolo Falzone (1982) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, commencing immediately and continuing indefinitely until a specified condition is met.
Fredrick Barry Goodman (2008) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Paralegal was reprimanded.
Matthew Joseal Igbinosun (1998) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer recovered costs from the Law Society in the amount of $25,000 plus disbursements in the amount of $14,133.29, plus HST.
Antonio D.R. Lacaria (2008) of the City of Vaughan
Decision: The Paralegal was suspended for four months, commencing March 1, 2012
Robert William Martyn (1990) of Nassau, Bahamas
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.
John Joseph James McClinton (2008) of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Paralegal was suspended for two months, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension and continuing until specified conditions are met.
Aliamisse Omar Mundulai (2005) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked, effective immediately
Aliamisse Omar Mundulai (2005) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The appeal was dismissed.
Robert Allen Stewart of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Application for a Class P1 licence, for licensing as a paralegal, was dismissed.
Jennifer Georgina Ann White (2004) of the Town of Georgina
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, commencing at the end of her current administrative suspension and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Neil Prescott Williams (2009) of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Paralegal was suspended for one month, commencing immediately.
Francis Peter Yungwirth (1987) of the City of Timmins
Decision: The licence of the Lawyer was revoked, effective immediately.

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

Emmanuel Omon-Bhio Akioyamen [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 9, 2012
Charles Ato Amissah-Ocran [Lawyer]
City of Mississauga, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 14, 2012
Davies Bagambiire [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 27, 2012
Giancarlo Bellisario [Paralegal]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on January 31, 2012
Jean Marc Boissonneault [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on January 17, 2012
Andrew Michael Czernik [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 14, 2012
Ercole (Hercules) Faga [Lawyer]
City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 17, 2012
Tuleep Viresh Fernando [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 22, 2012
Joseph Rebelson Gouveia [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 14, 2012
Michael Vernon MacKay [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 16, 2012
John Phillip Thomas Middlebrook [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on January 25, 2012
Robert Joseph Potomski [Paralegal]
City of Windsor, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 7, 2012
Marvin Barry Shifman [Lawyer]
Town of Richmond Hill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 22, 2012
Renata Snidr [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 27, 2012
John Charles West [Paralegal Applicant]
City of Windsor, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 24, 2012

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