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Lauren, Marlane

Marlane Lauren, of Vancouver, BC, was found in contempt of a court order prohibiting Lauren from engaging in the practice of law, from falsely representing herself as a lawyer, and from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court on behalf of another party (see Winter 2011 Benchers’ Bulletin). After finding Lauren in contempt for drafting pleadings, giving legal advice and other legal services for a fee, the court ordered Lauren to pay restitution in the amount of $3,000, a fine of $5,000 and the Law Society’s ­special costs.

Marlane Lauren, of Vancouver, BC, provided legal services, including providing legal advice, preparing pleadings and negotiating settlements for a fee. She also falsely represented herself as a lawyer, law student or otherwise capable or entitled to practise law. The Law Society obtained an order permanently prohibiting Lauren from engaging in the practice of law as defined in section 1 of the Legal Profession Act, from falsely representing herself as a lawyer, and from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court on behalf of another party. The court awarded the Law Society its costs.

Related court documents:

2012-05-22-MarlaneLauren-ContemptOrder.pdf

2012-05-04-MarlaneLauren-ReasonsForJudgment.pdf

2011-08-17-MarlaneLauren-Injunction.pdf


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