Citation issued: April 9, 2013

philip richard derksen 

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. You failed to provide a substantive response promptly to communications from the Law Society concerning its investigation regarding a judgment you did not report to the Law Society, contrary to one or both of Chapter 13, Rule 3 of the Professional Conduct Handbook, or Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia and in particular you failed to respond substantively to some or all of:

a. letters dated September 6, 2012, December 13, 2012, January 15, 2013, January 30, 2013, February 20, 2013, March 6, 2013, and March 26, 2013; and

b. a voice mail message left on March 26, 2013.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.

2. You failed to provide a substantive response promptly to communications from the Law Society concerning its investigation regarding concerns arising from the compliance audit of your practice conducted on or about October 10 to 12, 2012, contrary to one or both of Chapter 13, Rule 3 of the Professional Conduct Handbook, or Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia and in particular you failed to respond substantively to:

a. letters dated December 13, 2012, January 15,2013, January 30, 2013, February 21, 2013, and March 26, 2013;

b. a voice mail message left on March 26, 2013.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.