Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: June 21, 2017

DANIEL BRUCE GELLER

Citations are authorized by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer that will be considered at a discipline hearing. Please note that allegations in a citation are unproven until a discipline hearing panel has determined their validity.

Nature of conduct to be inquired into:

1.  Between March 16, 2015 and May 6, 2015, you breached Rule 2-15(4) of the Law Society Rules (now Rule 2-24(4)), by practising law in the Yukon Territory while suspended in the Yukon Territory, contrary to section 1(4) of the Legal Profession Act of the Yukon Territory, when you did one or more of the following:

(a)  gave JR legal advice;

 

(b)  agreed to place at JR’s disposal the services of a lawyer;

 

(c)  accepted a retainer with respect to JR’s criminal law matter in the Yukon Territory; and

 

(d)  represented yourself as a lawyer with the ability to practise law in the Yukon Territory.

 

This conduct constitutes one or more of professional misconduct and a breach of the Act or rules, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.