Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: June 8, 2020

John Aaron Hossack

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 approximately June 2018 and May 2020, in relation to the estate of JB, you failed to provide the quality of service expected of a competent lawyer, contrary to one or more of rules 3.1-1, 3.1-2, and 3.2-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, by failing to do one or both of the following:

(a)  administer the estate in a timely manner; and

(b)  respond to communications from DS, a beneficiary, in a timely manner.

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