Citation issued: May 29, 2013
jennifer eileen mccormick
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. On or about November 30, 2011, you gave an interview to CBC Television in which you disclosed confidential client information or made statements regarding disciplinary proceedings involving Sergeant RB when you had acted as counsel for either or both of the RCMP and the Appropriate Officer of “E” Division, BB, in those proceedings and by doing so you did some or all of the following:
a) breached your duty of loyalty to your client, contrary to Chapter 6, Rule 1 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force;
b) disclosed confidential information without your client’s consent, contrary to Chapter 5, Rule 1 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force;
c) made public statements concerning the affairs of your client, before you were satisfied that the communication was in the best interests of your client and you had your client’s consent, contrary to Chapter 8, Rule 24 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force.
This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.