Discipline Cases

Discipline

Cases

This section lists all complaints that have been referred to the Discipline Committee for a public hearing. The Discipline Committee is governed by Part 10 Discipline and Competence of the Law Society Act, 1996.

  • Current cases are listed in the top part of the page. This includes hearings that are ongoing or that have concluded within the last 18 months.
  • All public hearings past and present are listed in the second half of the page.
  • ​For information about which cases are public and which are not, please read our Publication Policies regarding disciplinary matters.
  • The information listed on this page does not include the lawyer's status or contact details. If you want to find out about a lawyer's status or address, please consult our Lawyer Search. The directory will tell you if the lawyer has a practice restriction or limited practice, even if the reason why is not public.

FORMAT CHANGES:  as of March 28, 2014, all cases are now listed in alphabetical order according to the lawyer's family name.  In addition, this page is now updated as required.  It is no longer updated only on the first business day of the month.

UPDATED: February 11, 2021

Discipline Hearings (Current Cases)

 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THE PANDEMIC

Michel C. ARSENAULT (Updated: February 11, 2021)

Martin AUBIN (Updated: January 29, 2021)

Robert M. BOUDREAU - Concluded on March 16, 2020 (Updated: August 6, 2020)

Charles M. BRYANT - Concluded on March 12, 2020 (Updated: December 22, 2020)

W. S. Reid CHEDORE (Updated: January 29, 2021)

Nicholas D. DiCARLO (Added: January 27, 2021)

D. James GERRISH (Updated: August 6, 2020)

Jack HALLER - Concluded on September 3, 2019 (Updated: April 6, 2020)

Jennifer L. HÉBERT (Updated: April 6, 2020)

George E. KALINOWSKI - Concluded on December 17, 2019 (Updated: April 28, 2020)

Allan LEVINE (Updated: February 25, 2020)

Mark Joseph LeBLANC - Concluded on August 6, 2019 (Updated: April 28, 2020)

Kenneth W. MARTIN (Added: April 9, 2020)

Sarah A. MARTIN (Added: October 1, 2019)

James Joseph MATHESON - Concluded on October 24, 2019 (Updated: May 1, 2020)

Wynn W. MELDRUM (Added: November 25, 2020)

J. Shawn O'TOOLE (Updated: December 17, 2015)

Cindy SIROIS - Concluded on October 17, 2019 (Updated: May 1, 2020)

Harvey URQUHART (Updated: September 1, 2020)

Lawrence E. VENIOT - Concluded on April 14, 2020 (Updated: December 22, 2020)

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THE PANDEMIC

Discipline Hearings (Full List)

 

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THE PANDEMIC

 

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The directives of public health and social distancing due to the pandemic do not permit any hearings to take place in person. We cannot predict how long these measures will be necessary, but the Law Society must nevertheless continue to fulfil its mandate. For this reason, Council of the Law Society has issued a directive that all hearings will take place by videoconference.


The hearings will be open to the public as usual, but it will be necessary to obtain an invitation, sent by email, to be able to locate and join a hearing. Any person interested in attending a disciplinary hearing must communicate with us at least two business days before the hearing. Please consult the Form 23 – Notice of Hearing.


To assist those who will participate in or attend hearings held by videoconference, Council has also adopted a guideline of best practices. All members of the public who attend hearings held by videoconference must also adhere to these protocols.


It is possible, in particular cases, that a hearing by videoconference would not be appropriate or possible. If the Law Society or a member facing a discipline hearing wishes for a hearing to be held in person, an application must be filed with the Discipline Committee, which will be obligated to render a decision either to permit the hearing by videoconference or to order that the hearing be held in person. This may involve delaying the hearing.

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G. Keith ALLEN, Q.C. - Concluded on September 7, 2017

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Michel C. ARSENAULT (Updated: February 11, 2021)

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Martin AUBIN (Updated: January 29, 2021)

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Eric AUCOIN - Concluded on November 12, 2015

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Robert M. BOUDREAU - Concluded on March 16, 2020 (Updated: August 6, 2020)

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Stéphane G. BRUN - Concluded on December 5, 2016

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Charles M. BRYANT - Concluded on March 12, 2020 (Updated: December 22, 2020)

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Thomas J. BURKE, Q.C. - Concluded on November 21, 2016

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Hazen F. CALABRESE - Concluded on May 31, 2018

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John G. CALVER - Concluded on September 19, 2013

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W. S. Reid CHEDORE (Updated: January 29, 2021)

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Yassin CHOUKRI, Q.C. - Concluded on December 7, 2017

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Nicholas D. DiCARLO (Added: January 27, 2021)

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Restricted Practice (Added: January 27, 2021)

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Allen G. DOYLE - Concluded on November 27, 2012

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José DUGUAY - Concluded on February 15, 2019

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Michael James FIFE - Concluded on September 2, 2011

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D. Jame GERRISH (Updated: August 6, 2020)

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Adrian GRATWICK - Concluded on November 19, 2013

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Patrick C. GREW - Concluded on June 29, 2018

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Kevin J. HACHÉ - Concluded on July 2, 2014

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Jack HALLER - Concluded on September 3, 2019 (Updated: April 6, 2020)

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Jennifer L. HÉBERT (Updated: April 6, 2020)

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Caroline A.-M. HÉTU - Concluded on October 22, 2012

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J. Douglas HOWES - Concluded on November 27, 2012

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George E. KALINOWSKI - Concluded on December 17, 2020 (Updated: April 28, 2020)

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J. David KELLY - Concluded on April 15, 2015

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Gordon W. KIERSTEAD, Q.C. - Concluded on June 9, 2014

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Chantal Marie Huguette LAJOIE - Concluded on October 22, 2013

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Mark Joseph LeBLANC - Concluded on August 6, 2019 (Updated: April 28, 2020)

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Euclide LeBOUTHILLIER, Q.C. - Concluded on September 19, 2017

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Allan LEVINE (Updated: February 25, 2020)

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Randall G. MAILLET - Concluded on January 12, 2011

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Kenneth W. MARTIN (Added: April 9, 2020)

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Notice of Suspension (Added on April 9, 2020)

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Sarah A. MARTIN (Added: October 1, 2019)

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Notice of Suspension (Added on October 1, 2019)

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James Joseph MATHESON - Concluded on October 24, 2019 (Updated: May 1, 2020)

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Lisa McDONALD - Concluded on November 16, 2018

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Wynn W. MELDRUM (Added: November 25, 2020)

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Restricted Practice (Added on November 25, 2020)

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Aline MORIN - Concluded on October 22, 2013

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Barry R. MORRISON, Q.C. - Concluded on October 17, 2017

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Gaëtan NOËL - Concluded on February 1, 2011

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J. Shawn O'TOOLE (Updated: December 17, 2015)

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Howard M. PETERS - Concluded on November 16, 2015

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J. Clermont RICHARD - Concluded on January 12, 2010

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Alan D. SCHELEW - Concluded on July 25, 2017

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Mark S. SHEEHAN - Concluded on March 29, 2018

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Craig Paul SILLIKER - Concluded on September 1, 2016

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Cindy SIROIS - Concluded on October 17, 2019 (Updated: May 1, 2020)

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Harvey URQUHART (Updated: September 1, 2020)

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Lawrence E. VENIOT - Concluded on April 14, 2020 (Updated: December 22, 2020)

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William T. WALKER - Concluded on July 10, 2017

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Joseph E. WEIR - Concluded on August 31, 2016

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Elizabeth A. WILBUR - Concluded on March 4, 2013

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THE PANDEMIC

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The directives of public health and social distancing due to the pandemic do not permit any hearings to take place in person. We cannot predict how long these measures will be necessary, but the Law Society must nevertheless continue to fulfil its mandate. For this reason, Council of the Law Society has issued a directive that all hearings will take place by videoconference.


The hearings will be open to the public as usual, but it will be necessary to obtain an invitation, sent by email, to be able to locate and join a hearing. Any person interested in attending a disciplinary hearing must communicate with us at least two business days before the hearing. Please consult the Form 23 – Notice of Hearing.


To assist those who will participate in or attend hearings held by videoconference, Council has also adopted a guideline of best practices. All members of the public who attend hearings held by videoconference must also adhere to these protocols.


It is possible, in particular cases, that a hearing by videoconference would not be appropriate or possible. If the Law Society or a member facing a discipline hearing wishes for a hearing to be held in person, an application must be filed with the Discipline Committee, which will be obligated to render a decision either to permit the hearing by videoconference or to order that the hearing be held in person. This may involve delaying the hearing.

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