Citations, Hearings and Sanctions

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Attending a hearing
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Citations

When a lawyer’s alleged behaviour is very serious, the Discipline Committee of the Law Society may decide to hold a formal discipline hearing.

The Committee first authorizes the Executive Director to issue a citation, which is a public document that lists the allegations against the lawyer.

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Hearings

Discipline hearings are open to the public and are similar to court hearings. Instead of a judge and jury, a hearing panel acts as judges in the case.

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Sanctions

The possible sanctions or consequences for a lawyer who has committed a discipline violation include a reprimand, fine, suspension and disbarment

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