Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: July 13, 2017

George Coutlee

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. In or about 2005 and 2006, you provided legal services to FE in a family law matter and engaged in the practice of law, contrary to the order of a disciplinary hearing panel made on January 13, 1997, by which you were suspended pursuant to section 46(1)(d) of the Legal Profession Act (then in force) from the practice of law in all fields except for defending persons in the field of criminal law and personal injury claims in the field of civil litigation.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.

  1. On March 16, 2006, you failed to disclose in an affidavit filed on April 18, 2006 in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah in which you described the legal services you provided to FE, that pursuant to the order of a disciplinary hearing panel made on January 13, 1997, you were suspended pursuant to section 46(1)(d) of the Legal Profession Act (then in force) from the practice of law in all fields except for defending persons in the field of criminal law and personal injury claims in the field of civil litigation.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.