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REGULATION OF LEGAL PROFESSION - Disciplinary procedure - What constitutes misconduct - Appeals

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 8:42 AM  

Appeal by Johnson from a Law Society Review Board decision affirming a finding of professional misconduct. The appellant was a defence lawyer disciplined for using profanity in a courthouse hallway. The incident involved an interaction between the appellant and a police officer serving as a potential Crown witness in a domestic assault case in which the appellant acted for the accused. A verbal dispute escalated to the point that the two men were nose-to-nose, at which point the constable arrested the appellant for assault. The Crown...