Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: February 7, 2020

Ahping Adena Lee

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:

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1.  Between approximately October 4, 2018 and October 10, 2018, in the course of acting for one or more of ZZ, YZ and [numbered company] in connection with an application in a foreclosure proceeding, you swore and filed an affidavit of service, and made representations to the court, in which you stated that one or more of DT, HX and Strata Plan [number] had been served with a notice of application and corresponding affidavit, when you knew or ought to have known that they had not or you did not know whether they had, contrary to one or more of rules 2.2-1, 5.1-1, and 5.1-2 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

2.  Between approximately June 17, 2019 and July 2, 2019, you disclosed information and records that formed part of the investigation of a Law Society of British Columbia complaint to GL, a third party, contrary to Rule 3-3(1) of the Law Society Rules.

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

File [number]

3.  You failed to comply with a notice of requirement served personally on you on or about February 24, 2015, in that you failed to file a completed Individual Income Tax Return on Form T1 for Taxation year 2004, including a Statement of Income and Expense for each business activity carried on during the year, as required by section 231.2(1) of the Income Tax Act, for which you were convicted of an indictable offence on or about January 14, 2016, pursuant to section 238(1) of the Income Tax Act.

This conduct constitutes conduct unbecoming a lawyer, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act [then in force].

4.  In relation to a charge against you under s. 238(1) of the Income Tax Act, you failed to provide written notice to the Executive Director containing all relevant information as soon as practicable after one or more of the following events, contrary to Rule 3-97(2) of the Law Society Rules [then in force]:

a)  the laying of the charge on or about November 30, 2015;

b)  the disposition of the charge on or about January 14, 2016; and

c)  the sentencing in respect of the charge on or about January 14, 2016.

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

5.  On or about January 21, 2016, you failed to immediately notify the Executive Director in writing of an unsatisfied monetary judgment entered against you on or about January 14, 2016 in R. v. Adena Ahping Lee, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry, No. [number], contrary to Rule 3-50(1) of the Law Society Rules.

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