When lawyers face disciplinary action at the Law Society Tribunal, they often assume it’s the end of their career, says Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer.
Such was the case recently with a 45-year old lawyer who called on Singer after learning he was facing disciplinary action at the tribunal, he tells AdvocateDaily.com.
“The daily stress wore him down,” says Singer, principal of Singer Barristers Professional Corporation. “He had financial pressures and developed deep depression, which he tried to cure by self-medicating with alcohol, and that led to mistakes in his practice. He thought his career was over.”