Citation issued: September 30, 2015

James Leslie Straith

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. You failed to provide a full and substantive response promptly or at all to communications from the Law Society concerning its investigation of Law Society complaint file number [number], arising from your representation of one or both of DC and JS, contrary to Rules 3-5(7) and (11) of the Law Society Rules and Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia. In particular, you failed to respond fully and substantively to one or more letters dated May 13, 2015, May 29, 2015 and June 16, 2015 and an email dated June 19, 2015 by not answering all the requests for documents and information set out in one or more of the letters and email.

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