Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: February 8, 2021

Rosario Cateno Di Bella

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 July 23, 2020 and December 9, 2020, you failed to cooperate with the Law Society’s investigation of the complaint file [number] contrary to one or more of Rules 3-5(7) and (11) of the Law Society Rules and rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, and in particular, you failed to respond substantively or at all to one or more of the following correspondence from the Law Society:

(a)  email communications dated July 23, 2020, August 18, 2020 and December 9, 2020; and

(b)  letter dated October 14, 2020.

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