LAW SOCIETY HEARING TO BE HELD MARCH 5,2019 IN THUNDER BAY ON CHRISTOPHER WATKINS.
EXTREMELY RARE FOR THE LAW SOCIETY TRIBUNAL TO HOLD HEARINGS OUTSIDE OF TORONTO AREA.
A disciplinary hearing for Thunder Bay lawyer CHRISTOPHER CHARLES WATKINS will resume on March 5,2019 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. WATKINS is accused of missing court dates and inadequately communicating with his clients.
The Law Society of Ontario issued an interlocutory suspension in October 2018.
WATKINS has failed to appear in court on several occasions for his clients. He’s had several health and family issues in the recent past.
He remains suspended from practicing law until the Law Society Tribunal conducts a hearing and makes a decision on his status as a lawyer.
I’ve attached a document that includes the Notice of Motion (this is the issue that will be heard at the hearing) and subsequent endorsements (summaries of what was decided at each of the pre-hearing adjudicator meetings). The last endorsement has details about the hearing in Thunder Bay.
The hearing will start at 9:30am. A location has not been announced yet.