Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

August 29, 2008 06:59 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2008) - 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 Panel or Appeal Panel recently heard the following matters. Hearing Panels and Appeal Panels are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Brian Joseph Doucette (2004), of the City of St. Catharines
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Frank Fazio (1973), of the City of Sarnia
Decision: The suspension ordered by the Hearing Panel on July 16, 2008,
shall commence September 13, 2008.

Henry Josef Gertner (1973), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is suspended on an interim interlocutory
basis effective August 13, 2008, and continuing until the Law Society's
motion is disposed of or until further order of the Hearing Panel.

Stephen Peter Hersey (1982), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded. The decision is under appeal
by the Lawyer.

Steven Gary Kaminker (1986), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for three months, commencing on the day
that the suspension ordered with respect to Notice of Application CN72/07
has concluded, and continuing indefinitely until certain conditions are
met.

Edmund Manna-Atta Kwaw (1996), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing on
September 7, 2008.

Peter Poulakis (1995), of the Town of Whitby
Decision: The Lawyer shall repay the Compensation Fund.

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

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