On June 15, 2009, Ms. Amanda Worley, Discipline Counsel at The Law Society of Upper Canada, signed a Notice of Application containing the particulars of allegations of professional misconduct against lawyer Deanna Lynn Natale. This Notice of Application was filed with the Tribunals Office at The Law Society of Upper Canada on June 26, 2009. Anyone who wants information about future hearing dates or dates when the Natale disciplinary matter is to be “spoken to” at The Law Society’s Proceedings Management Conference (PMC) should contact the Tribunals Office at The Law Society at during regular business hours . As a general rule, disciplinary hearings at The Law Society are open to the public.
The Notice of Application alleges that Ms. Deanna Natale breached specific Rules of Professional Conduct, the rules regulating lawyers licensed to practice law in Ontario and their staff. The following list contains the wording of the specific rules referred to in the Notice of Application.
A lawyer shall be courteous, civil, and act in good faith to the tribunal and with all persons with whom the lawyer has dealings in the course of litigation.
A lawyer shall encourage public respect for and try to improve the administration of justice.
A lawyer shall conduct himself or herself in such a way as to maintain the integrity of the profession.
A lawyer shall in accordance with the By-Laws
(a) assume complete professional responsibility for his or her practice of law, and
(b) shall directly supervise non-lawyers to whom particular tasks and functions are assigned