Law Society of Upper Canada



Law Society of Upper Canada

April 08, 2013 13:47 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for March 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 8, 2013) -

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.

Teodoro Corales Atienza (2008) of the Community of Trenton

Decision: The Paralegal is suspended for 2 months commencing April 1, 2013.

Davies Bagambiire (1995), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for two months starting November 1, 2013. The Lawyer shall not, effective March 4, 2013, practice real estate law in addition to other conditions.

Jean Marc Boissonneault (1983), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's voluntary suspension, which started August 15, 2012, was continued, but then expired March 15, 2013.

Graham Wayne Ford Butler (2000) of the Town of Bracebridge

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Roberto Cucci (1990), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month starting on a date to be mutually agreed upon by the Lawyer and the Law Society and will continue indefinitely until the Lawyer has met specified conditions.

Howard Sanford Dyment (1978), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Further to the Decision and Order dated December 13, 2012, the Law Society was awarded costs of $15,000.

Joseph Peter Paul Groia (1981), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Law Society's motion to quash the Lawyer's Notice of Appeal was allowed.

Kenneth James (1969), of the City of Vaughan

Decision: Further to the Order dated November 8, 2012, the Law Society was awarded costs of $35,325 plus HST.

Rita Anne Hartmann (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: By orders dated November 16, 2012 and January 9, 2013, the Lawyer's motion and the Law Society's application were dismissed. No costs were awarded in this proceeding.

Matthew Joseal Igbinosun (1998) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The stay of the Decision and Order of the Hearing Panel in LCN126/11 is extended 90 days from March 18, 2013.

James Alexander Kay (1992) of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Ahmad Allie Khan, of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant's application for a Class P1 licence was granted.

Gerarda Mazza (1989) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was suspended for two months, commencing upon the conclusion of the administrative suspension dated June 1, 2012 and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met. If the Lawyer's licence is still suspended on March 11, 2014, her licence will be revoked.

Anthony Edward McCusker (1982) of the City of Hamilton

Decision: The Lawyer was granted permission to surrender his licence within 30 days of the date of the order, failing which his licence is revoked.

Aliamisse Omar Mundulai (2005), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal from the Decision and Order dated February 28, 2012 was dismissed.

Arthur Sidney Pollack (1967) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was granted permission to surrender his licence within 30 days of the date of the order, failing which his licence is revoked.

Katherine Suzanne Sam (2004), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Harvey Allen Swartz (1973) of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for four months, effective June 1, 2013.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulatory_proceedings/. Regulatory Notices, which are issued at the beginning of a proceeding and include Notices of Application, Notices of Referral for Hearing, Notices of Motion and Notices of Appeal, are now available on our website: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=693.

Mukesh Bhardwaj [Lawyer]

City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 5, 2013

Robert Roy Istl [Lawyer]

City of Windsor, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 14, 2013

Colin Graham Alfred James [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 26, 2013

Jehuda Julius Kaminer [Lawyer]

City of Kingston, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 4, 2013

William Ernest Maclean Naylor [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 5, 2013

Franck Otchere [Paralegal Applicant]

City of Toronto, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 1, 2013

Christopher Martin Scott [Lawyer]

Town of Orangeville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on February 25, 2013

Ryan Gordon Venables [Lawyer Applicant]

Town of Waterford, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on March 19, 2013

Jennifer Georgina Ann White [Lawyer]

Community of Keswick, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on March 21, 2013

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