Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

November 28, 2008 11:21 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 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 and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Licio Edward Cengarle (1973), of the City of Toronto

Decision: There shall be a lifetime prohibition on the Lawyer acting for both the borrower and the lender in any private mortgage transaction. The Lawyer shall be suspended for two months. Absent an agreement between the Law Society and the Lawyer, the suspension shall start November 30, 2008 (The Lawyer has appealed.)

Kirk Robert Charles MacLaurin (2001), of the City of Thunder Bay

Decision: The Lawyer was found to be incapacitated. The Lawyer shall be suspended, effective immediately, continuing until the Director of Professional Regulation is satisfied that Mr. MacLaurin is no longer incapacitated.

David John Maltby (1993), of the City of Brantford

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, starting February 1, 2009. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Brendan James Morgan (1990), of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has complied with specified conditions to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation.

Shale Steven Wagman (1986), of the City of Inglewood

Decision: The appeal of the Decision and Order of the Hearing Panel of June 4, 2008 is dismissed. The finding of professional misconduct is upheld.

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

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