Citation issued: July 15, 2015

joseph harry mccarthy 

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 May 8, 2013, in the course of representing your client, SI, you challenged your client to a fight at the Prince Rupert courthouse, contrary to Rule 2.2-1, 7.2-1, and 7.2-4 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

2. On or about June 10, 2013, you disclosed confidential information of a former client, SI, by forwarding or causing to be forwarded a disclosure package to Crown Counsel that contained privileged handwritten notes made by your former client, contrary to one or both of Rules 3.3-1 and 3.3-2 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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