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Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Cherrett from the respondent’s decision finding him guilty of misappropriating $20,000 from his trust account and disbarring him. The appellant solicitor argued that the finding of misappropriation was unreasonable, given his ill health and the effects on his state of mind. He also argued that the panel ignored some of his evidence that was relevant to whether his actions were intentional or careless in nature. The appellant had significant health issues for a number of years. After meeting with the Law Society in 2009...