Citation issued:  November 18, 2010

Alan James Short

Citations are issued by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer which will be considered at a discipline hearing. Please note that allegations in a citation are unproven until a discipline hearing panel has determined their validity.

Nature of conduct to be inquired into:

1. On or about September 13, 2010, you appeared on behalf of a client in the Provincial Court of British Columbia in Port Alberni, when you were impaired by alcohol or by the effect(s) of consumption of it, and your conduct was:

a) a breach of your written undertaking to the Law Society dated January 14, 2003 to abstain from the consumption of alcohol;

b) a breach of the Monitoring Agreement you signed January 14, 2009; and/or

c) contrary to Chapter 8, Rule 1(i) of the Professional Conduct Handbook.