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

On December 11, 2015, Mr. Justice Macintosh found Ralph Charles Goodwin, of Duncan, BC, in contempt of the injunction order of Mr. Justice Greyell pronounced March 28, 2013. The court found that, on various websites, Goodwin had offered legal services to the public, represented himself as “Law Speaker,” “Chancellor of Laws” and other titles connoting that he was entitled or qualified to engage in the practice of law contrary to the order of Mr. Justice Greyell. In addition, Goodwin failed to inform the Law Society of his involvement in the legal matters of others as the injunction required. The court ordered Goodwin to remove various websites on or before December 25, 2015. After Goodwin failed to remove the various websites, on February 3, 2016, Mr. Justice Macintosh ordered Goodwin to be incarcerated for 30 days without remission. Upon his release, Goodwin will have 30 days to remove the offending websites or he will be subject to further contempt proceedings. The court awarded the Law Society $5,519.87 in costs.

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