Unauthorized Practitioner

Pereira, Eduardo R.

Eduardo R. Pereira, of Victoria, consented to an order prohibiting him from engaging in the practice of law unless under the direct supervision and employment of a practising lawyer; from falsely representing himself as a lawyer; and from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court on behalf of others. In its petition, the Law Society alleged that Pereira (a self-described paralegal) appeared in court, gave legal advice, negotiated the settlement of a claim, drafted and filed materials in the court for a variety of persons for or in the expectation of a fee and while not supervised and employed by a practising lawyer. The Law Society alleged that, in one particular instance, Pereira negotiated the settlement of a personal injury claim on behalf of another, accepted the settlement funds and did not forward the funds to the client nor advise the client that the matter had settled. As a term of the injunction, Pereira is responsible for the Law Society’s costs and a restitution payment to the injured party. (October 23, 2013)

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