News Release
June 06, 2018

Vancouver, June 6, 2018 – A hearing panel of the Law Society has made a final determination on disciplinary sanction for Malcolm Hassan Zoraik, ordering his disbarment for professional misconduct in relation to matters that resulted in him receiving a criminal conviction.

Zoraik ceased practising law in June 2010, following his conviction on charges of public mischief and fabricating evidence by forging a letter indicating that the jury process in a client’s trial had been tampered with. After his criminal appeal was dismissed, the Law Society disbarred Zoraik, invoking a provision that allows for a summary disbarment when a lawyer is convicted of an indictable offence. Zoraik challenged the use of the provision to the Court of Appeal, and in 2015 the court referred the matter back to the Law Society for a hearing.

The new hearing panel heard evidence for two days before finding professional misconduct and ordering Zoraik be disbarred. Written reasons for the hearing panel’s decision on disciplinary sanction will be available in due course.


For further information contact:

Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer