Bill Trudell says the profession believes in second chances
By Julius Melnitzer | October 5, 2022
Ontario’s Law Society Tribunal has refused a paralegal license to an ex-police officer who masterminded a $3.1 million armoured vehicle heist in 1998.
“Any applicant with problems in their past, including a criminal record, needs to have as clean a slate as possible before the Law Society will find them of good character and allow them to be licensed,” says Bill Trudell of William Trudell Professional Corporation in Toronto, a veteran of numerous LSO disciplinary proceedings. “It doesn’t matter how long it’s been. It’s what you’ve done in the meantime to show you’re of good character.”
Unfortunately for Piero Perciballi, his application fell far short.
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