A hearing for lawyer James Morton, a sole practitioner at Morton Barristers in Hamilton, Ont., is scheduled for Aug. 13 before the Law Society of Ontario’s tribunal in Toronto.
The law society is seeking to restrict or suspend Morton’s licence “on the basis that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is a significant risk of harm to members of the public, or to the public interest in the administration of justice,” according to a hearing notice in Law Society Tribunal file No.: 18H-093.
According to the file, Morton was arrested and charged after he surrendered himself at the York Regional Police Station on June 26, according to an affidavit of law society investigator Brian Borg. The law society was informed of a police investigation in May, and began its investigation on July 4, Borg’s affidavit said.