J.A. Donald Bohun, of Victoria, has been suspended for one year, effective February 19, 2003, after a discipline hearing panel accepted his admission of professional misconduct and his proposed disciplinary action under Law Society Rule 4-22. A summary of this matter will be published in an upcoming Discipline Case Digest.
Lawrence E. Pierce, of Vancouver, is suspended from the practice of law for six months, from February 28 through August 31, 2003. The Benchers imposed this additional term of suspension on Mr. Pierce in 2002 following their review of a three-month suspension earlier imposed by a discipline hearing panel. The BC Court of Appeal, however, stayed the additional six-month suspension pending a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on an application for leave to appeal a judicial review decision brought by Mr. Pierce: see Discipline Case Digests 02/15 and 00/12 for background.
As a result of the Supreme Court of Canada's dismissal of Mr. Pierce's leave application, the additional six-month suspension is now in effect.