Unauthorized Practitioner

Serenas, Steven

Other names: S. Serenas & Associates (1988) Inc.

Steven Serenas consented to an injunction order that prohibits him from engaging in the practice of law, regardless of whether he does so for or in the expectation of a fee, gain or reward. Serenas is also prohibited from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court. Serenas consented to pay restitution in the amount of $1,000 to the Law Society’s witnesses, a fine in the amount of $2,000 and the Law Society’s costs. (April 13, 2013)

The BC Supreme Court has held Steven Serenas and his company, S. Serenas & Associates (1988) Inc., of White Rock, in contempt of court for giving or offering to give legal advice and for drawing documents relating to wills, codicils and incorporations for a fee, contrary to a 2002 BC Supreme Court order that they cease the unauthorized practice of law. The Court has ordered Serenas and his company to pay a $4,000 fine and $2,000 as special costs and disbursements. Serenas was also placed on probation for one year, on the condition that he keep the peace, report to a probation officer and complete 100 hours of community work service. (March 3, 2004)

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