Citation issued: November 19, 2013
kevin alexander mclean
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. In the course of representing your client, JM, in a matter arising from a motor vehicle accident, you failed to respond promptly to some or all of the following communications, that required a response, from your client’s former counsel, Lawrence O’Neill, regarding imposed trust conditions and the client file contrary to Chapter 11, Rule 6 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force:
(a) letters dated August 8, 2012, August 29, 2012, October 3, 2012, and November 19, 2012; and
(b) telephone messages left on December 6, 2012, December 7, 2012 and December 10, 2012.
This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.