Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

January 22, 2008 11:09 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - Jan. 22 /CNW/ - The Law Society regulates the legal profession in the public interest.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are composed of Law Society benchers - lawyers and lay people who are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Thomas Charles O'Malley (1992), of the City of Oshawa
Decision: The Licensee is reprimanded.

Shane Smith (2004), of the City of Toronto
Decision: Mr. Smith is reprimanded.

Anna Malgorzata Szpirak (1996), of the City of Mississauga.
Decision: The Licensee is reprimanded.

Michael James Taylor (1986), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Licensee is suspended for 3.5 months, continuing
indefinitely until the Licensee has met specific terms and conditions.

Norma Jean Walton (1995), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

Mark Winter (1976), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing January 14,
2008.

Bradly Johnston Vance (1985), of the Town of Whitby
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded. The Lawyer will meet certain
conditions, failing which, he will be suspended indefinitely until the
conditions are met.

Pieter Carel Verbeek (1984), of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Licensee is suspended for three months, commencing
January 1, 2008, or on a date to be agreed upon between the Law Society
and the Licensee. On the resumption of practice, the Licensee shall
participate in a practice review program.

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/.

Contact Information