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Letter: LSUC owes explanation for Groia Fiasco

|Written By Michael Clarke

I understand that the Law Society of Upper Canada spent $750,000 on outside counsel to prosecute Joe Groia.

The disposition on penalty was to suspend him for two months (see “CLA slams Groia suspension decision,” Legal Feeds, April 22). This case has cost each and every lawyer in Ontario $25. In addition, there would be untold hours spent by LSUC staff that could have been directed to more worthwhile pursuits. It cost $12,500 for each day of suspension.

These numbers do not even include what Groia spent on his own defence. We deserve a complete explanation from our benchers and the administration. What a fiasco.

Michael Clarke,

Law Office of Michael P. Clarke,

Hamilton, Ont.

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