Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings


Citation issued: June 4, 2021

Pouya (Jason) Shabestari

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 August 2018 and October 2018, you provided assistance to SM, who was then a student enrolled in the Law Society’s Professional Legal Training Course, with his writing assessment when you knew or ought to have known that such assistance aided in or encouraged dishonesty, contrary to one or more of rules 2.1-5(b), 2.2-1, 2.2-2, and 3.2-7 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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