Citation issued: march 23, 2015; AMENDED APRIL 29, 2015
gerhardus albertus pyper
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. Between May 23, 2014 and June 13, 2014, you practiced law while suspended, contrary to section 15 of the Legal Profession Act by drafting, signing or sending the following letters on your law firm letterhead during the period of your suspension on behalf of your client, NH:
(a) letter dated May 26, 2014 to counsel for L Corp. in connection with a civil action commenced by L Corp. against your client;
(b) letter dated June 13, 2014 to the Ontario College of Pharmacists in connection with regulatory proceedings commenced by the College against your client.
This conduct constitutes a breach of the Act or rules or professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.