Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

May 01, 2009 16:51 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 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.

Claude Hyman Armstrong, of the City of Mississauga.

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant has 30 days to advise the Law Society whether he wishes to tender further evidence, solely on the issue of his present good character, failing which, his application for a P1 licence shall be dismissed.

Sherif Ragai Ashamalla, of the Town of Ajax

Decision: The Lawyer Applicant is entitled to be called to the bar.

Chad Roy Comfort (2003), of the Village of Jordan

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked. The Lawyer must fulfill specified conditions if he wishes to apply for readmission.

Christopher Gordon Cox (1980), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, to start following the end of the two current administrative suspensions. The Lawyer shall meet specified conditions.

Frank Fazio (1988), of the City of Sarnia.

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal is allowed. The suspension of nine months is set aside and a suspension of six months is substituted, effective as of December 16, 2008.

Arnie Isaac Goldstein (1972), of the Town of Richmond Hill.

Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise law was revoked on December 11, 2008. The Lawyer shall pay costs of $60,000 to the Law Society.

Brian Joseph Grys (1986), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 25 days starting from the later of two days after the service date or April 15, 2009 and continuing indefinitely until certain conditions have been met. For a period of two years starting on the date of his return to practice, the Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Kristine Robinson-Limanek, of the City of Windsor.

Decision: The Law Society shall issue a Class L1 licence to the Applicant.

Alisha Natasha Mohammed (a.k.a. A. (Lee) Mohammed, Alicia Mohammed, A. Leigh Mohammed and Alisha Lee Mohammed), of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant is not to provide legal services pending the final disposition of the application for a Class P1 licence.

Najeeb Ali Nawab (2002), of the City of Brampton

Decision: Effective immediately, the Lawyer's licence is revoked. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Matthew Roland Riddell, of the City of Toronto.

Decision: The Appeals Management Tribunal ordered that the Lawyer's appeal of the Hearing Panel's January 21, 2009 order is quashed. His appeal of the Hearing Panel's order dated January 22, 2009 shall proceed on May 21, 2009 or at a time set by the Tribunals Office. His factum shall be struck out in part in accordance with the relief requested in the Law Society's Notice of Motion.

Martin King Ian Rumack (1973), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Order of Convocation dated April 24, 1997 is varied as follows: Conditions 1 and 2 are discharged and set aside.

Edward Lawrence Stone (1960), of the City of Toronto

Decision: Starting April 16, 2009 and continuing until May 18, 2009, the Lawyer's licence is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis. If a specified motion is filed with the Tribunal's Office by May 18, 2009, the interim interlocutory suspension shall continue until the hearing of the motion by the Hearing Panel. If no motion is filed, then starting May 19, 2009, the Lawyer is suspended on a final interlocutory basis pending a final order by a Hearing Panel pertaining to cases currently being investigated by the Law Society. The Lawyer will comply with specified terms during the suspension.

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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