Belleville Paralegal Allowed to Surrender Licence

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Susan Kathleen Le Blanc, a Belleville Paralegal, has been granted permission to surrender her licence. Le Blanc was found to have engaged in professional misconduct for failing to co-operate with two Law Society investigations, and failing to notify the Law Society of changes to her personal information.

In the Decision and Order of Aug. 5, 2014, the Law Society Tribunal – Hearing Division ordered:

  • The Paralegal is hereby granted permission to surrender to the Law Society her licence to provide legal services as a Paralegal in Ontario. If the Paralegal does not surrender her license by Aug. 31, 2014, the Paralegal’s license will be revoked.
  • The Paralegal shall comply with the terms of the Law Society’s Guidelines for former Paralegal’s whose licences have been revoked or who have been permitted to surrender their licences.
  • The Paralegal shall pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $6,225.00 in the event that she re-applies for a licence with the Law Society.

Le Blanc had been suspended in February, after a tribunal panel found that she had engaged in professional misconduct by failing to co-operate with four Law Society investigations, and failing to provide a complete response to communications from the Law Society regarding its investigation into a complaint.

Related Information & Cases

Law Society Tribunal main page

Law Society Tribunal Decisions at CanLII

Decisions from the last 60 days

Surrender, Suspension – Tribunal Decisions, June

Summary – Legislation and principles applicable to conduct orders related to professional misconduct: Law Society of Upper Canada v. Vannavong, 2013 ONLSHP 165 (CanLII), 2013 ONLSHP 165

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