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Discipline Decision 2013

http://www.canlii.org/en/nl/nlls/doc/2013/2013canlii22675/2013canlii22675.html

SUMMARY

TAKE NOTICE THAT an Adjudication Tribunal of the Disciplinary Panel of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, having conducted a hearing pursuant to the Law Society Act, 1999, found H. Edmund Montague of Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, guilty of conduct deserving of sanction.  The Adjudication Tribunal found Mr. Montague in breach of the Law Society’s Trust Account Rules due to the inadequacy of the accounting records of Edmund Montague Law Office.

The Adjudication Tribunal ordered, pursuant to subsection 49(2) of the Law Society Act, 1999;

THAT H. Edmund Montague’s right to practice law be suspended for a period of 14 days.

THAT H. Edmund Montague be permitted to continue his practice of law under the conditions specified in the January 2013 Report of the Trust Auditor.

In accordance with the Adjudication Tribunal’s Order, H. Edmund Montague is not entitled to practice law during the period April 1, 2013 through April 14, 2013, inclusive.

Effective April 15, 2013, H. Edmund Montague is permitted to practice law, however his license to practice is subject to the condition requiring the maintenance of accounting records in compliance with the Law Society’s Trust Account Rules.