What is the impact of the fact that a relatively inexperienced lawyer was given instructions by her client to seek an extension of time for an application?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Wappel, 2016 SKLSS 9 (CanLII):

21. In Law Society of Upper Canada v. Kimberley, [2009] L.S.D.D. No. 10, a relatively new lawyer was given instructions by her client to seek an extension of time for an application. In preparing the extension application, she drafted several brief affidavits, and signed the client’s name. Her inexperience and the fact that she was acting to further the client’s instructions were taken into account in accepting the joint submission that a two month suspension be imposed, along with remedial study and the payment of costs.

21. In Law Society of Upper Canada v. Kimberley, [2009] L.S.D.D. No. 10, a relatively new lawyer was given instructions by her client to seek an extension of time for an application. In preparing the extension application, she drafted several brief affidavits, and signed the client’s name. Her inexperience and the fact that she was acting to further the client’s instructions were taken into account in accepting the joint submission that a two month suspension be imposed, along with remedial study and the payment of costs.

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