Citation issued: october 8, 2014; amended december 4, 2014

charles louis albas

Citations are authorized by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer that 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. On or about February 20, 2009, you prepared or caused to be prepared a will for your client, FC, naming you as a beneficiary, contrary to Chapter 7, Rule 1 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force.

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

2. In or around May or August, 2013, you prepared or caused to be prepared a will for your client, FC, naming your wife as a beneficiary and you as a contingent beneficiary, contrary to Rules 3.4-26.1 and 3.4-38 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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