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Legal Profession - Regulation of profession - Law societies and governing bodies - Disciplinary proceedings - Disciplinary procedure - What constitutes misconduct

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by a solicitor, Sas, from a disciplinary decision by the Law Society of British Columbia. The appellant was a sole practitioner in the area of immigration law. In 2010, she joined a large law firm and undertook the process of closing open dormant files. The appellant found 200 files with outstanding financial balances. In a concerted effort to close the files, the appellant, through her bookkeepers, withdrew trust monies to pay fees and disbursements without having prepared and delivered bills to clients. The amounts billed...