|For immediate release||October 5, 2010|
Law Society orders discipline for Terrence Robertson
Vancouver – The Law Society of BC has ordered Terrence Robertson, QC, to undergo a conduct review because he did not disclose a donation his firm made to Kash Heed’s 2009 May election campaign before accepting the role of special prosecutor investigating the same campaign.
The Law Society launched an investigation after Robertson eventually disclosed in a letter of resignation that his firm donated $1,000 to Heed's campaign.
The Law Society hired Perry Mack, QC, a well-respected lawyer from Alberta, to determine whether Robertson’s conduct breached his ethical obligations as a lawyer.
Based on that opinion, the Law Society has determined Robertson failed to meet the expected standard that requires a lawyer to disclose to his client any previous connection to the parties in a matter.
The Law Society’s Discipline Committee has determined that this breach is worthy of discipline in the form of a conduct review. A date for the conduct review will be set shortly and the results of the review will be published in due course.
Following the review, a recommendation will be made to the Discipline Committee which will determine what, if any, additional action need be taken.
The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent and honourable legal profession.
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