Summary of Referral Reports on Counsel Conduct 2016-17

In 2016–17, a total of 7 Alleged Breaches of Professional Conduct by Counsel were reported at the IRB: 3 related to lawyers or individuals claiming membership in a provincial bar association, and 4 related to Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants.

Of these alleged breaches, 6 were referred to the appropriate regulator: The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, in the case of reports involving Immigration Consultants, and to Law Societies or Bar Associations, in the case of reports involving lawyers.  One alleged breach was not referred, owing to the passage of time, and the isolated nature of the incident prompting the report.