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Information every panel lawyer should know

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weve posted answers to questions on LAOs processes for ensuring quality, panel removal, and how LAO works with the Law Society of Upper Canada to ensure quality and inactive lawyers panel status. Read Qs & As for panel lawyers.

Please note that that, under current policies, lawyers may be removed from the LAO panel for a number of reasons, including:

  • failure to meet or continue to meet applicable standards
  • found guilty of professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming
  • found guilty of a criminal offense
  • reasonable cause
  • a period of inactivity and lack of communication with LAO greater than two years.

Lawyers may be temporarily removed from the LAO panel for a number of reasons, including receipt of a conduct application under subsection 34(1) of the Law Society Act or a criminal charge laid against the lawyer.

Questions

Please contact your director-general with questions and concerns.