News Release
May 02, 2017

Vancouver, May 2, 2017 – The Law Society sets standards of professional responsibility for BC lawyers and articled students, and upholds those standards through a complaints and discipline process. These standards and processes are important to maintain public confidence and trust in lawyers. Accordingly, the Law Society has ordered that Stanley Chang Woon Foo be suspended for two weeks.

In a September 2013 decision, a hearing panel found that Foo had committed professional misconduct for making discourteous or threatening remarks to a social worker while at a courthouse attending to client matters in September 2011. In a decision dated April 30, 2014, the panel ordered that Foo be suspended for two weeks, and on June 1, 2014, a stay of suspension was granted pending a review sought by Foo. In a July 9, 2015, decision, the review was dismissed by the Benchers. Foo appealed that decision to the BC Court of Appeal and on April 11, 2017, the Court of Appeal dismissed that appeal.

The suspension will commence June 26, 2017.

The Law Society of British Columbia upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons.


For further information contact:

David Jordan
Communications Officer


Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer