Citation issued: january 19, 2016

susan margaret ben-oliel 

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 the complaint of TT, contrary to Rules 3-5(7) and (11) of the Law Society Rules 2015 and Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, and in particular you failed to respond substantively to some or all of:

(a) letters dated November 13, December 8 and December 16, 2015; and

(b) an e-mail message sent November 6, 2015.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct or a breach of the Act or rules, pursuant to section 38(5) of the Legal Profession Act.