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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruby be appointed a member of the Legal Aid Committee. Collins-Williams, Director of Legal Educa- tion, a member of the Special Committee on Specialization in the Practice of Law and had changed the name of the Special Committee to the Special Committee on Competence in the Practice of Law.
Carnwath, Vice -Chairman, placed the matter before Convocation. Farquharson and Salhany were not present in Convocation, took no part in the discussion and did not vote.