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REGULATION OF PROFESSION - Law societies and governing bodies - Disciplinary procedure - What constitutes misconduct

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 12:49 PM  

Appeal by Groia from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the Divisional Court, which affirmed a decision of the Law Society Appeal Panel (Appeal Panel) affirming in part a decision of the Law Society Hearing Panel (Hearing Panel). At issue was whether Groia’s courtroom conduct in a case where his client was charged with Securities Act offences by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) warranted a finding of professional misconduct by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Court had to...