Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

Summary of a Decision of the President on an Amended Application for Anonymous Publication of the Citation

Neal Burton Wang

Vancouver, BC

Called to the Bar: May 21, 1999

President: Craig A.B. Ferris, QC

Written materials: November 20 and 30, and December 2, 2020

Decision issued: December 7, 2020 (2020 LSBC 59)

Counsel: Ilana Teicher for the Law Society; Joven Narwal for Neal Burton Wang

BACKGROUND

Neal Burton Wang applied for the publication of the citation in this matter to not identify him. The application was made under Rule 4-20.1, which was a recent amendment to the Law Society Rules. The president adjourned the application, but given that Rule 4-20.1 is new, he allowed Wang an opportunity to file an amended application with proper evidentiary basis.

DECISION ON ANONYMOUS PUBLICATION OF THE CITATION

Wang has not filed a proper amended application indicating what extraordinary circumstances would require anonymous publication of the citation. Instead, he re-argued the procedural issues raised in his original application.

The president dismissed the application and publication of the citation will now identify Wang.

2020 LSBC 59 Decision on an Amended Application for Anonymous Publication of the Citation