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Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Notice of Suspension - Dana I. Carlson

On February 28, 2012, a Hearing Committee found the conduct of Dana I. Carlson, who practises in Red Deer, Alberta, to be deserving of sanction on 5 citations.

The matters in which his conduct was found to be deserving of sanction included: unwittingly enabling a party or parties to achieve an improper purpose; issuing inadvertently misleading or inappropriate letters used for the purpose of giving reassurance to prospective investors regarding the security of their investments; improperly accepting compensation other than legal fees from a party or parties seeking to achieve an improper purpose; representing clients in business transactions he knew or ought to have known were in breach of securities law; and unnecessarily complicating the Law Society investigation by destroying potential evidence and not being immediately forthright in explaining to the Law Society why he did so.

The Hearing Committee ordered, pursuant to Section 72(1)(b) of the Legal Profession Act R.S.A. 2000, c. L-8, that Mr. Carlson be suspended for 3 months, effective March 26, 2012.

The Hearing Committee also ordered that Mr. Carlson pay the actual costs of the hearing estimated in the amount of $7,134.75.

In a private arrangement, responsibility for Mr. Carlson’s practice during the period of his suspension has been assumed by:

Christopher E. Forgues
Fielding & Forgues
Barristers & Solicitors
103, 4610 49th Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6M5
Tel. (403) 342-7044
Fax (403) 342-7055


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