Bre-X lawyer Groia faces penalties for misconduct

A panel on Thursday found Joe Groia, one of Canadas best-known securities lawyers, guilty of professional misconduct for the tone and language he used years ago while defending the geologist at the center of the high profile Bre-X scandal. The panel of the Law Society of Upper Canada, which ruled on the case, has now asked a tribunals office to set a date for a hearing on penalties against Groia, which could range from a reprimand to a rescinding of his license to practise law.

The case has been closely followed by the legal community and those on Bay Street – Canadas financial hub – as it could set precedents around the conduct of defense attorneys acting in white-collar crime cases….

via Bre-X lawyer Groia faces penalties for misconduct — Reuters.