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For immediate release January 19, 2004

Law Society disciplines lawyer

VANCOUVER - Pursuant to its statutory duty to govern BC's legal profession in the public interest, the Law Society of BC has disciplined the following lawyer (the lawyer's year of call to the BC Bar appears in parentheses). Hearing reports are posted on the Law Society's website here.

James Douglas Hall (1994) of Victoria, BC, was found guilty of professional misconduct for failing to respond to correspondence from the Law Society. A hearing panel ordered that he be suspended for one month commencing Jan. 24, 2004, that he provide a substantive response to the Law Society's correspondence, that he provide an undertaking to reply to all future correspondence from the Law Society's Professional Conduct Department within 14 days of receipt and that he pay costs of the proceedings.

The Law Society of BC was founded in 1869 and is the governing body of the legal profession in BC. It is an independent organization funded by dues paid by all BC lawyers. Under the provisions of the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society is responsible for the licensing, professional conduct and discipline of the more than 10,000 lawyers in BC.

For more information on the regulation and discipline of lawyers see the "Discipline Hearings" section of the Law Society's website.

Law Society of BC media contact:

Brad Daisley, Public Affairs Manager
Office: 604-443-5724 or 1-800-903-5300 toll-free in BC
Cellular: 604-836-3257