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Yuxweletun

Other names: Goodwin, Ralph Charles; Gaia-Watts Enterprises Ltd.; Touchstone Committee; Touchstone Committee Law Institute

Mr. Justice Greyell granted an injunction against Ralph Charles Goodwin also known as Yuxweletun and his company Gaia-Watts Enterprises Ltd. d.b.a. Touchstone Committee and Touchstone Committee Law Institute. Goodwin was found to have falsely represented himself as counsel to the court and other parties. The court also found that Goodwin and his company offered and provided various legal services for a fee, including appearing on behalf of the accused in criminal matters, giving legal advice, drafting legal documents and delivering demand letters. Goodwin and his company are prohibited from referring to themselves as lawyers, counsel, attorney, a law firm, law institute or a law corporation, and any other title that connotes that they are entitled or qualified to engage in the practice of law. Goodwin is also prohibited from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court and must advise the Law Society of any proceeding or legal matter in which he is involved, in any manner whatsoever other than representing himself as an individual party to a proceeding acting without counsel solely on his own behalf. The Law Society was awarded its costs. (March 28, 2013)

Related court documents:

2013-05-30-RalphGoodwin-Injunction.pdf

2013-03-28-RalphCharlesGoodwin-ReasonsForJudgment.pdf

 

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