If a review of all relevant information determines that there is no reasonable prospect that a hearing would find the lawyer guilty of conduct deserving of sanction, the complaint will be dismissed and the complainant will receive a written explanation of the decision, along with information on how to appeal the dismissal.
If a lawyer is found guilty of the citation(s) with which they are charged after a Hearing is conducted, penalties can be imposed including a reprimand, fine, suspension, disbarment and responsibility for costs of the hearing.
The Law Society is authorized under the Legal Profession Act to communicate information about the outcomes of hearings. Citations are unproven allegations, while proven citations are listed on a lawyer’s record and upon written request, will be disclosed to any person.
Outcomes and hearing schedules are available from the Tribunal Office.