News Release
September 29, 2021

Former lawyer Amanda Jane Rose has admitted to multiple instances of professional misconduct and agreed to a discipline penalty that bars her from practising law and from applying for re-admission to the Law Society or elsewhere in Canada for a period of 15 years starting October 1, 2021.

Rose misappropriated client trust funds on numerous occasions, with amounts ranging from $8,470.45 to $67,718.25, depositing the funds into a general account instead of a trust account, transferring trust funds to her personal account, withdrawing funds without her client’s consent or knowledge, double billing clients and using trust funds to cover operating expenses. She failed to immediately eliminate 64 trust shortages and did not report the shortages to the Law Society.

Rose also breached her undertakings to the Law Society when she opened and operated a trust account without her lawyer-supervisor’s knowledge, and practised law when she was suspended. She made misrepresentations to the Law Society during the investigation when she said she corrected trust shortages and accounting errors, and filed a misleading trust report that did not list one of her trust accounts.

Rose admitted her conduct constituted professional misconduct. The Law Society’s Discipline Committee accepted her admissions subject to her agreement that she would not practise law in Canada for 15 years. A citation authorized against her on December 5, 2019 is now considered resolved, and her admissions have been recorded on her professional conduct record. Should Rose wish to apply for reinstatement to the Law Society when her undertaking expires on October 1, 2036, she will have to satisfy the Law Society’s Credentials Committee that she is of sufficiently good character and repute to practise law in BC.

For details, read the summary of conditional admission.


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