Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

February 27, 2009 16:32 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) -

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.

Stephen Alexander Cooper (1989), of the Town of Ajax

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended from the practice of law for four months, starting April 1, 2009 through May 31, 2009. The Lawyer is permitted to practise law (subject to a restriction on practising real estate law from and including April 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009) from June 1 through July 10, unless he advises the Law Society that he does not wish to practise during this period or any part thereof, in which case the suspension will continue during this period or any part thereof. The Lawyer is suspended from and including July 11 through September 10, 2009 unless this period is shortened as provided in this Order. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Yaroslav Mikitchook (1975), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months, starting immediately, and continuing indefinitely until he has provided required medical evidence. The Lawyer must comply with specified terms during his suspension. Following his suspension, the Lawyer shall not practise law except pursuant to a plan of supervision for five years.

Oladipupo Emeka Ola (2003), of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded. The Lawyer must be supervised for one year and must comply with specified terms.

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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