Unauthorized Practitioner

S. Serenas & Associates (1988) Inc.

Other names: Serenas, Steven

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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