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A decision has been released in relation to the matter of Law Society of Saskatchewan v Sterling McLean. The following allegations against the Member were proven:
3. did fail to, within a reasonable time, fulfill an undertaking given to fellow member, D.F., to discharge a Builder’s lien registered against property being sold by his client, B.N. to clients of D.F.;
The following penalty was imposed by the Hearing Committee:
a. IT IS ORDERED THAT STERLING MCLEAN is reprimanded;
b. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT STERLING MCLEAN shall complete up to four remedial CPD hours on the topic of trust conditions as approved by the Law Society by December 31, 2021;
c. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT STERLING MCLEAN shall pay costs to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in the amount of $2,000.00 by December 31, 2021, or such other date as the Chair of Discipline may approve.
For more information on Law Society of Saskatchewan discipline proceedings, please visit the Discipline Section of the Law Society of Saskatchewan website.