Groia v. Law Society of Upper CanadaPosted March 13, 2017
Lerners acts for the appellant, having successfully obtained leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The matter originates from a Law Society Appeal Panel finding of professional misconduct during a trial. That finding was affirmed by the Divisional Court. A majority of the Court of Appeal dismissed the further appeal, finding that the Appeal Panel had formulated a reasonable test for incivility and that the finding of professional misconduct was reasonable. However, in a strong dissent, Brown J.A. would have allowed the appeal.