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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)

Related court document:

2013-10-23-Pereira-ConsentOrder.pdf


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