Unauthorized Practitioner

Kostyk, Ronald William

On August 4, 2016, Mr. Justice Macintosh found Ronald William Kostyk, of Surrey, in contempt of two court orders for representing himself as qualified or entitled to engage in the practice of law, failing to inform members of the public and administrative tribunals that he is not a lawyer, and for failing to make restitution payments as previously ordered. The court sentenced Kostyk to 21 days of incarceration, which is to be suspended for three years and only served if Kostyk further breaches various court orders. Kostyk must complete 50 hours of community service within a year and must make monthly restitution and cost payments.

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