Upcoming Discipline Hearings

Unless otherwise indicated, all hearings are held at

The Law Society of Manitoba,
200 – 260 St. Mary Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0M6

**Due to COVID-19, all hearings are currently being held by video conference. For inquiries, please contact Lee-Ann Harrison.**

Hearings are open to the public unless the Law Society hearing panel orders otherwise.

For inquiries to attend a hearing, please contact Lee-Ann Harrison at least 24 hours prior to the hearing date so that accommodations for attendance can be arranged.

Please note that the dates and times of hearings are subject to change.

Please contact Lee-Ann Harrison at the Law Society of Manitoba at 204-942-5571 to confirm.

Bonnie L. Gembey
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: J. Richard Wolson, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to File Annual Member Report for the Year 2016
Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society [x3]
Bonnie L. Gembey
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: J. Richard Wolson, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society [x2]
Jonathan A. Richert
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: J. Richard Wolson, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x5]
Charged and Accepted a Fee that was not Fair and Reasonable
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Respond to Communications and Fulfill Commitments [x3]
Quality of Service [x3]
Failure to Account Promptly and Deliver Client Property upon Termination of Retainer
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Cooperate with Successor Lawyer [x2]
Failure to be Courteous and Act in Good Faith Dealing with Practice Reviewers
Breach of a Trust Condition/Undertaking [x2]
Orvel L. Currie
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Faron Trippier
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
John L. Sinclair
Hearing Date(s): October 19-30, 2020 (adjourned new dates to be set)
Counsel for Member: Gavin Wood
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x4]
Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society [x3]
Withdrew Money from Trust Account to Pay Fees and Disbursements Without Sending or Delivering a Statement of Account [x3]
Failure to Deposit Trust Money into Pooled Trust Account
Quality of Service [x4]
Charged and Accepted Fees and Disbursements that were not Fair and Reasonable and not Disclosed in a Timely Fashion [x3]
Failure to Observe Relevant Rules and Law About Preservation of Client Property and Account Promptly for Property [x4]
Conflict of Interest
Failure to Answer with Reasonable Promptness Professional Letters from Lawyers and the Law Society [x3]
Overdrew Trust Ledger for Client’s Account
Caroline B. Cramer, Q.C.
Hearing Date(s): December 7, 2020 (Motion) (withdrawn)
to be set (Hearing)
Counsel for Member: Charles Huband
Counsel for Law Society: David Skwark (Motion)
Rocky Kravetsky (Hearing)
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to treat Court with Candour, Fairness, Courtesy and Respect
Charged and Accepted a Fee that was not Fair and Reasonable and Disclosed in a Timely Fashion
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith [x2]
Quality of Service
Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest
Gregory L. Bauman
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Thomas Frohlinger
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest
Jason A. Goldberg
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: William Haight
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x2]
Quality of Service
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Breach of Confidentiality
Conflict of Interest
Darcy F. Purvis
Hearing Date(s): September 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2021
Counsel for Member: Stephen Vincent
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Orvel L. Currie
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Faron Trippier
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Jeffrey M. Rabb
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: J. Richard Wolson, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x2]
Karen L. Webb
Hearing Date(s): April 20, 2021
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Quality of Service [x2]
Caroline B. Cramer, Q.C.
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Quality of Service [x2]
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Joseph G. Fiorino
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds, Q.C.
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society
Gregory L. Bauman
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Thomas Frohlinger
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Conflict of Interest
Quality of Service
Chaman D. Badohal
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Conduct Unbecoming a Lawyer (Integrity)
Professional Misconduct (Integrity)
J.J. Alain Hogue
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: David Hill
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Quality of Service
Breach of Trust Conditions
Failure to Provide and Ensure Adequate Supervision of Support Staff
Ryan W. Fawcett
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Greg Bartel
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Sexual Harassment (Integrity; Harassment in a Professional Context)
Breach of Undertaking to the Law Society (Integrity; Failure to Comply with Undertaking)
Conduct Unbecoming a Lawyer (Dishonourable, Disgraceful and Reprehensible – Sexual Harassment)
John H. Restall, Jr.
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Ian Scarth
Counsel for Law Society: Ayli Klein
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest