The sohcitor and counsel were advised of the decisions that had been made and that it was the view of Convocation that those who sat on the hearing which resulted in the Decision before Convocation should remain and consequently their decisions to remain had the support of Convocation as a whole.
Linden made submissions respecting the Discipline Committee's Decision.
Mr, Farquharson was not present in Convocation, took no part in the discussion and did not vote.
Bruce Durno appeared on behalf of the sohcitor and Mr.
Pomerant withdrew from Convocation, took no part in the discussion and did not vote.
Linden appeared for the sohcitor and the Society was represented by Mr. It was moved and seconded that Convocation by Order disbar the sohcitor and that his name be struck off the Roll of Solicitors and that his membership in the Society be cancelled. The solicitor and counsel were advised that the Decision of the Discipline Committee had been accepted by Convocation and of the motion respecting penalty before Convocation. Linden made no submissions with respect to penalty. The motion that the Decision be accepted was carried. NOTE: The Society was served with a Notice of Appeal, dated 3rd February, 1978, by the solicitor. MINUTES The Minutes of Convocation of 18th November, 1977 were read and confirmed. O'Brien, Ogilvie, Outerb ridge, Pomerant, Rogers, Ruby, Salhany, Strauss, Mesdames Sutherland and Tait, Messrs. Roseanne Sutherland's husband in Sudbury on 10th December 1977. Alexander Bruce Sutherland was a Pubhc Health Dentist and prior to his retirement was Director of Pubhc Dental Health Services for Sudbury and District. Sutherland on behalf of the Benchers their sincere sympathy. Kellock and White as the Society's representatives on the Chief Justice's Committee of Bench and Bar. APPOINTMENTS TO SPECIAL COMMITTEES The Treasurer informed Special Convocation that he had added two members to the Special Committee on Advertising, namely, Messrs. The Treasurer also informed Convocation that he had appointed Mr. APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CHIEF JUSTICE'S COMMITTEE OF BENCH AND BAR The Treasurer announced that he had named Messrs. The solicitor attended and admitted that he had received a copy of the Decision of the Discipline Committee. The so Ucitor and counsel were advised that the matter stands adjourned to Convocation on 17th February, 1978, and that the matter may proceed at that time even in the solicitor's absence. Walker waived the reading of the Decision of the Discipline Committee dated 13th Decem- ber, 1977, and accepted the said Decision, wherein the solicitor 5 was found guilty of professional misconduct in that during a period of extraordinary stress his books and records had fallen behind and a shortage of nearly ,000 had developed in his trust account. It was moved, seconded and carried that the Decision of the Discipline Committee dated 13th December, 1977, wherein the sohcitor was found guilty of professional misconduct be accepted. The solicitor and counsel were advised of the result.