Unauthorized Practitioner

Louie, Robert William

Robert William Louie, of Vancouver and Creston, consented to an order prohibiting him from representing himself as a lawyer, practising law and commencing, prosecuting and defending a proceeding in court on behalf of others. The Law Society alleged that Louie (who has a law degree, but is not a lawyer) falsely represented himself as a lawyer to two individuals and offered legal services to them for a fee. One of the complainants alleged that he paid Louie $2,700 to commence an action in Federal Court. Louie did not, in fact, commence the action, despite accepting the funds. The other complainant alleged that Louie offered to assist her with a family law matter, to prepare and file a separation agreement with the court, and to represent her in a workplace dispute for a fee. As a term of the court order, Louie must pay restitution to the complainants totalling $3,400 and the Law Society’s costs in the amount of $1,600. (March 2, 2017)

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