Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

October 05, 2011 13:09 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for September 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 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.

James Norman Aitchison (1976) of the City of Oshawa
Decision: The Order of the hearing panel dated October 5, 2000 was varied to set aside specified paragraphs and the Lawyer was released from his undertaking of the same date.
Robert Gordon Durno [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 22, 2011
Hector H. Emond (1982) of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The applicant's application was denied.
David Gicza (1997) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for six months to commence at the end of his currently outstanding suspension.
William Donald Gray (1969) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.
Ernest J. Guiste (1993) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer must continue to be mentored for at least two years and submit unqualified written apologies to three named individuals.
David Harris (1975) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked and he was ordered to pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $20, 475.
Thangavel Muthali Kesavan (2003) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.
Myles Frederick McLellan (1980) of the Town of Innisfil
Decision: Costs were awarded against the appellant Lawyer in the amount of $1,250.
Ronald Finlay Mossman (1970) of the Town of Innisfil
Decision: The Lawyer's licence was suspended for three months commencing September 1, 2011. The Lawyer's licence will be suspended indefinitely commencing December 1, 2011, and eventually revoked on January 31, 2012, if specified conditions are not met.
Harvey Joseph Naiman [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 22, 2011
Luigi Savone [Lawyer]
City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 22, 2011
Carl Heinrich Schuetz (1998) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for three months, commencing September 21, 2011. The Lawyer's licence will be suspended indefinitely commencing December 21, 2011, and eventually revoked on April 1, 2012, if specified conditions are not met.
Charles Douglas Sutherland (1989) of the Village of Stittsville
Decision: The Lawyer's license was revoked.
Rosario Talarico [Lawyer]
City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 22, 2011
Michael James Webster (1996) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for six weeks, commencing immediately, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Aaron Mitchell Wine (1994) of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for five months, to begin no later than December 1, 2011.

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:

Gordon Bruce Clark [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 1, 2011
Andrew Michael Czernik [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 22, 2011
Daniel Frank Daly [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 19, 2011
Carolyn Arleen Fitz Gibbon [Lawyer]
Community of Breslau, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 19, 2011
Donna Marie Jones [Lawyer]
City of Cornwall, Amended Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed August 17, 2011
Thangavel Muthali Kesavan [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed on September 9, 2011
Franck Laveaux [L'avocat]
Ville d'Ottawa, Avis de requête modifié, Instance portant sur la conduit, Déposé le 24 août 2011
Patricia Ann Marie LeFebour [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on September 13, 2011

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