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

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

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.

Junling Wang
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Gavin Wood
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond to the Law Society
Brian (Woody) A. Langford
Hearing Date(s): September 18, 2019 (Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity [x3]
Failure to Encourage Public Respect for the Administration of Justice
R. Ian Histed
Hearing Date(s): October 19, 2017 (Preliminary Motion Hearing)
March 12, 13 & 14, 2018 (Hearing) (adjourned)
February 25, 2019 (Hearing)
June 25, 26 & 27, 2019 (Hearing)
February 12, 2020 (Consequence) (Reasons for Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Phillip Cramer
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Provide Client with Advice that was Honest, Candid Informed and Independent of Personal Views
Duty to Court
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Communications that were Abusive, Offensive and Inconsistent with the Proper Tone of Professional Communication from a Lawyer
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]
Subhash C. Khandelwal
Hearing Date(s): October 28, 2019 (Reasons for Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Charles R. Huband
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Conflict of Interest [x2]
Transactions with Clients Unfair and Unreasonable [x2]
Guarantee by a Lawyer
Breach of Integrity [x2]
Quality of Service
Breach of Trust Condition
Acting Against Former Clients
Failure to Comply with Requirements on Joint Retainer
Junling Wang
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Gavin Wood
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society
Breach of Integrity [x9]
Failure to Preserve Client Property
Entered Into and Implemented a Scheme for Sharing Legal
Fees with a Person who is not a Lawyer
Marketed Professional Services in a Manner that was
Misleading, Confusing or Deceptive to Prospective Clients
Failure to Provide Direct and Adequate Supervision to Staff
Breach of Trust Accounting Rules [x8]
Failure to Maintain General Accounting Records
Received Cash from Clients but did not Maintain a Book of Duplicate Receipts
Incompetence
Knowingly Assisted and Encouraged Client to Engage in Fraud or Illegal Conduct
Quality of Service, Honesty and Candour and Conflict of Interest
Breach of Trust Condition
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Respond to Communications
Quality of Service
Vibhu R. Jhanji
Hearing Date(s): July 16, 2019 (Motion)
November 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2019 & December 9, 2019 (Hearing)
to be set (Consequence)
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Incompetence
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 [x4]
Charged and Accepted a Fee that was not Fair and Reasonable
Duty to Lawyers – Failure to Respond to Communications and Fulfill Commitments [x2]
Quality of Service [x2]
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
Subhash C. Khandelwal
Hearing Date(s): October-28-2019 (Reasons for Decision Pending)
Counsel for Member: Charles R. Huband
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest [x2]
Breach of Practice Restriction Imposed by the Complaints Investigation Committee
Gisele R. Champagne
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Failure to be Courteous, Civil and Act in Good Faith
Douglas A. Mayer
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Self Represented
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to Respond Promptly and Completely to the Law Society [x2]
Quality of Service
Failure to give Prompt Notice to Insurer of Circumstances that may give rise to a Claim against the Member
Joseph G. Fiorino
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: Saul Simmonds
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Failure to be Courteous and Civil to the Court and Persons with whom the Member had dealings in the course of Litigation
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
Robert C. Lee
Hearing Date(s): to be set
Counsel for Member: William Haight
Counsel for Law Society: Rocky Kravetsky
Nature of Charge(s): Breach of Integrity
Conflict of Interest
Breach of Confidentiality
John L. Sinclair
Hearing Date(s): 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