Counsels and Cautions Update – 2022
Letters of Counsel and Letters of Caution are provided in accordance with decisions of the Complaints Authorization Committee and are based on particular facts. These Letters are intended to impress upon a member the seriousness of the conduct complained of and to offer future guidance. While the Law Society cannot provide legal advice as to what is or is not conduct deserving of sanction, the Law Society considers it important to highlight what may be deemed conduct deserving of sanction. The Law Society provides the following summaries so that members have a heightened awareness to particular scenarios.
The Complaints Authorization Committee counselled a member that the member’s conduct does not comply with the standard of conduct with respect to Chapter 3, rule 3.2-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct. The member was counselled, that in the future, the member must be mindful to follow up on the tasks committed to, particularly ones that could have limitation implications.
The Complaints Authorization Committee cautioned a member that the member’s conduct does not comply with the standard of conduct with respect to Rule 5.03(1) of the Uniform Trust Account Rules. The member was cautioned, that in the future, the member should ensure that only funds directly related to legal services be deposited into the member’s trust account.
To view a list of Counsels and Cautions for 2022 please [click here].