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LSUC investigating rash of residential schools complaints against lawyers

Tali Folkins - Monday, July 6, 2015

Up to six lawyers may be appearing before the Law Society Tribunal in the near future as the regulator investigates 33 complaints related to settlements of Indian residential schools claims.
The information comes as the case against one lawyer got underway last week, but the numbers are down from a previous report that the Law Society of Upper Canada was investigating up to 10 lawyers.

“Prior to 2013, the law society received very few complaints relating to the Indian residential schools settlement process,” law society chief executive officer Robert Lapper noted last November in a report to Convocation.
“Since that time, however, we have been receiving more complaints by Indian residential school survivor...

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Inside Story

Monday, July 6, 2015

The provincial government has named two new judges of the Ontario Court of Justice as well as a case management master.

Taking a seat on the bench in Brampton, Ont., is Sonia Khemani, a lawyer called to the bar in 2001. A private practitioner specializing in child welfare litigation in Mississauga, Ont., for the past three years, she previously worked as legal counsel for the Peel Children’s Aid Society.

Also presiding in Brampton is Anthony Sullivan, a lawyer who has been a sole practitioner in Toronto practising family, immigration, and refugee law for the past 27 years.

At the Superior Court of Justice, the province has named Janet Mills a case management master. An arbitrator and mediator for the past three years, Mills was previously a registrar in bankruptcy for the Superior Court.

All of the appointments are effective today. They came as the province also announced the upcoming appointment of two regional senior judges of...

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