Recent unauthorized practice undertakings and orders

On petition of the Law Society, the BC Supreme Court has ordered that Brian Carlisle and his business All Business (AB) Paralegals, of Hope, be prohibited from appearing as counsel or advocate, drawing documents for judicial or extra-judicial proceedings or relating to proceedings under a statute, negotiating for or settling a claim or demand for damages, giving legal advice or offering or holding out as qualified or entitled to provide these services for fee: July 16, 2002.

The court ordered that Mr. Carlisle be at liberty to apply to vary the order within 30 days of it being served on him. The Law Society was awarded costs.

The BC Supreme Court has also ordered that Chris Goodsell of Chilliwack be prohibited from appearing as counsel or advocate; drawing documents for judicial or extra-judicial proceedings or relating to proceedings under a statute, drawing corporate documents, giving legal advice or offering or holding out as qualified or entitled to provide these services for fee: April 16, 2002.

The Law Society was awarded costs.

Editor's note: Information on unauthorized practice undertakings is only published online for two years. As a result, some of this article is no longer available.