Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: November 1, 2017

Amarjit Singh Dhindsa

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 2010 and 2015, you disclosed your Juricert password to one or more members of your law firm staff and caused or permitted such staff to affix your digital signature on electronic instruments contrary to one or both of Rule 3-64(8)(b) of the Law Society Rules [formerly Rule 3-56(3.2)(b)] and rule 6.1-5 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

2.  On or about May 3, 2017, you entered into Minutes of Settlement with B Inc., the terms of which included that you would pay B Inc. $25,000 and that B Inc.’s principal, RB, would sign and deliver a letter directed to the Law Society withdrawing his complaint and all of his allegations made against you to the Law Society, contrary to one or both of rule 3.2-6 and rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct of British Columbia.

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