Unauthorized Practitioner

McKinnon, Ronald James

On May 11, 2018, Madam Justice Dardi granted an injunction permanently prohibiting Ronald James McKinnon, of Vancouver, from engaging in the practice of law, falsely representing himself as a lawyer, and commencing, prosecuting or defending proceedings in court on behalf of others. The Law Society alleged that McKinnon, who is not and has never been a lawyer in Canada, falsely referred to himself as a lawyer, retired or otherwise, to several witnesses and purported to provide legal services with respect to a criminal law matter for a fee. The court also awarded the Law Society its costs at $3,495.33.

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