Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

April 01, 2009 09:34 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 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.

Ricardo Max Aguirre (1999), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Lawyer is permitted to surrender his licence, provided that he undertakes not to apply either to be readmitted as a lawyer or to be licensed as a paralegal. He shall pay the Compensation Fund $4,150.

Gidron Macdonald O'Carrol Cadogan (1997), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended, effective immediately and continuing until specified terms are met.

Meredith Leigh Holmes (2003), of the Town of Embrun.

Decision: As an Invitation to Attend has been administered, the Application is dismissed.

Michael Harold Kimberley (1999), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 30 days, commencing April 1, 2009, and continuing until specified terms are met.

Edmund Manna-Atta Kwaw (1996), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis, starting March 25, 2009. The interim interlocutory order shall become a final interlocutory order 30 days after service of the order on the Lawyer in the event that the Lawyer within that time, does not seek or is unsuccessful in seeking, to vary the order on the basis of fresh evidence or a material change in circumstances.

The interim interlocutory suspension shall continue until the determination of that motion to vary by a Hearing Panel. If a conduct application against the Lawyer with respect to specified facts is not issued by December 31, 2009, this order shall be forthwith vacated. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Paul Luizos (1998), of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Hearing Panel's Order dated January 15, 2009 is stayed pending the conclusion of the Lawyer's appeal or further Order.

Craig Matthew Mundy (1999), of the City of Kingston.

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended, commencing immediately, until the final disposition of the matter or further Hearing Panel order. The Lawyer shall comply with terms.

Ritchie John Noel, of the City of Dryden.

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant shall be granted a Class P1 licence.

Joseph Paradiso (1973), of the City of Vaughan.

Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise law is revoked. The lawyer is appealing this decision.

More information about this matter 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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