News Release
May 26, 2021

A hearing panel of the Law Society has ordered that Surrey lawyer John (Jack) Joseph Jacob Hittrich be suspended for two months, commencing on June 1, 2021.

Hittrich was found to have committed professional misconduct by filing transcripts in a court proceeding without inquiring or informing himself about clearly marked restrictions on doing so, and providing the transcripts to an expert and the Court of Appeal despite a court ruling that he and his clients did not have the right to access those transcripts.

In determining disciplinary action, the panel considered the seriousness of the misconduct, Hittrich’s substantial prior professional conduct record that involved conduct reviews, a professional misconduct citation which resulted in a three-month suspension, and the need to ensure the public’s confidence in the integrity of the profession.

The hearing panel’s decision on facts and determination is available here and the hearing panel’s decision on disciplinary action is available here.


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Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer