Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

April 06, 2011 13:51 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for March 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 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.

Nicolino Alessandro of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Paralegal Applicant was ordered to pay the Law Society of Upper Canada costs of $10,000. 
   
Maureen Olivia Boldt of the City of North Bay  
Decision: The Candidate's Application for a Class P1 Licence is dismissed  
   
Ann Bruce (2008) of the City of Hamilton  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended on an interlocutory basis, effective February 28, 2011.  
   
John Lawrence Burns (1976) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked. The Lawyer was ordered to pay $92,545.36 to the Compensation Fund. 
   
Karen Rosalee Caroline Cunningham (a.k.a Karen Rosalee Caroline Cunningham-McBean) (1996) of the City of Mississauga  
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.  
   
Joseph Henri Hector Emond (1982) of the City of Ottawa  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for 10 weeks, effective March 22, 2011 and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met. 
   
Matthew Joseal Igbinosun (1998) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer's motion to stay the proceeding was granted.  
   
William George Jeffrey (1975) of the City of Mississauga  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, effective February 11, 2011, followed by an indefinite suspension until specified conditions are met. 
   
Mark Bradley Karkkainen (1985) of the City of Brantford  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, effective March 11, 2011.  
   
Arnold Fitzgerald Kelly (1977) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.  
   
Richard Ian Kesten (1974) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Paralegal's appeal, from the Decision and Order dated May 28, 2010, was dismissed.  
   
Oleg Oleksandro Kryvenko (2008) of the Town of Thornhill  
Decision: The Paralegal's licence was revoked.  
   
George Kuzmicz (1981) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: An adjournment was granted and the Lawyer's licence was suspended pending the hearing. 
   
Colin Cameron Leon Lyle (1998) of the City of Ottawa  
Decision: No costs were ordered with respect to the adjournment of two scheduled conduct applications.
   
Ryan Jesse Manilla  
Decision: The appeal, from the September 8, 2010 Decision and Order dismissing the Appellant's application for a Class L1 licence, was dismissed. 
   
Jonathan Howard Marler (1975) of the Town of Oakville  
Decision: The Lawyer's appeal had been dismissed. He was ordered to pay $4,500 within 90 days. 
   
Peter Guy Martin (1990) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension, with specified conditions. 
   
Aliamisse Omar Mundulai (2005) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was suspended for six months, commencing at the conclusion of a previously ordered suspension. 
   
Elsie Eugina Peters (2006) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended on an interlocutory basis, effective March 2, 2011.  
   
Edmund Peterson (1987) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for six weeks, effective April 1, 2011.  
   
Sultan Aly Sultan of the City of London  
Decision: The Paralegal Applicant's application for a Class P1 licence was denied.  
   
Scott Stewart Thibaudeau (2010) of the Town of Walkerton  
Decision: The Law Society's appeal from the Decision and Order dated August 3, 2010 was dismissed. 
   
Stanley James Thomas (1975) of City of Sudbury  
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded.  
   
Gregory John Willoughby (2000) of the City of London  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for three months. The first six weeks of the suspension shall commence on June 1, 2011 and the second six weeks shall commence on December 1, 2011. 
   
Kimberly June Wilmot (1994) of the City of Toronto  
Decision: The stay of the hearing panel's order dated October 15, 2010 was extended until the disposition of the appeal.
   
Wing Lin Wong (2001) of Town of Unionville  
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for three months, effective February 18, 2011, followed by an indefinite suspension until specified conditions are met. 

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

James Norman Aitchison [Lawyer]
City of Oshawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 21, 2011
 
Charles Ato Amissah-Ocran [Lawyer]
City of Brampton, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on February 25, 2011.
 
Jay Ian Bernholtz [Lawyer]
Town of Markham, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 8, 2011
 
Brent Richard Burns [Lawyer]
City of Peterborough, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed March 25, 2011
 
Milton Markham Chambers [Lawyer]
City of Brampton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 3, 2011
 
Jodi Lynne Feldman [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 2, 2011
 
Stanko Jose Grmovsek [Lawyer]
City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 14, 2011
 
Lucienne MacLauchlan [Lawyer]
Town of Napanee, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 23, 2011.
 
Tom Raymond Martin [Lawyer]
City of Hamilton, Amended Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 28, 2011
 
Ronald Finlay Mossman [Lawyer]
Town of Innisfil, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 10, 2011
 
Aliamisse Omar Mundulai [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on March 8, 2011
 
Gary Neinstein [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 16, 2011
 
Rose Laure Noel [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 24, 2011.
 
Massimiliano Pecoraro [Former Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on March 18, 2011
 
Michael Stephen Puskas [Lawyer]
City of Hamilton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 11, 2011

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