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A decision has been released in relation to the matter of Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Darby Bachynski. The following allegations against the Member were proven:
(1) Did fail to provide competent, diligent, and efficient services to her client, F.M., by failing, within a reasonable time, to inform F.M. that a decision of the Court had been released in connection with F.M.’s legal matters;
(2) Did fail to be honest and candid with her client, F.M., by intentionally concealing from F.M. the existence of a decision released by the Court in connection with F.M.’s legal mater and affecting F.M.’s interests; and
(3) Did, in relation to F.M., knowingly mislead a fellow member of the Law Society (primary counsel for F.M. within her firm) as to the status and nature of a court decision in relation to F.M.
The following penalty was imposed by the Hearing Committee:
(a) The Member shall not be entitled to reapply for admission to the Law Society of Saskatchewan for a period of six months from the date of this Decision;
(b) The Member shall pay costs in the sum of $3,300.00 which shall be paid on or before December 1, 2019. Until the costs set out above are paid in full, the Member shall not be entitled to apply for re-admission to the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
For more information on Law Society of Saskatchewan discipline proceedings please visit the Discipline Section of the Law Society of Saskatchewan website.