Citation issued: december 3, 2013: amended january 17, 2014; further amended april 25, 2014
thomas paul harding
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. In the course of representing your client, AR, in a personal injury matter, you sent two letters dated July 3, 2013 to JB, counsel for the opposing party, which contained remarks about a paralegal, JM, Dr. AL, Dr. WY and others, that were discourteous, uncivil, offensive or otherwise inconsistent with the proper tone of a professional communication from a lawyer, contrary to either or both of Rules 7.2-1 and 7.2-4 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.
This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.