Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: October 6, 2020

William Thomas Clarke

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.  On January 28, 2019, you were found guilty of knowingly uttering or conveying a threat to LC to cause death or bodily harm to LC on December 16, 2017, contrary to s. 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada, for which you received a 12-month conditional discharge. The conviction was upheld on appeal by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on October 18, 2019, and by the Court of Appeal of British Columbia on July 10, 2020.

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