Investigations

Investigations

About investigations

There are circumstances in which the Commissioner must investigate a lawyer’s conduct.

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Investigation process

The investigation process is confidential, it is conducted impartially, and both sides are heard during it.

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Determination after an investigation

After an investigation, the Commissioner will consider all the evidence put before him and make a determination.

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Reporting on an investigation

The Commissioner must report the findings of an investigation to several parties, dependent on the results.

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Actions after an investigation

After investigating a complaint, the Commissioner can take action against a lawyer, depending on whether there is sufficient evidence of misconduct.

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