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An Alberta lawyer is being ordered to pay $5,000 for irresponsibly representing a client and breaking numerous rules related to the management of his trust account.
Accepting trust funds from a client when you yourself do not actually own a trust account can be a highly problematic circumstance if you’re expecting to remain in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Nevermind breaks, vacations, hobbies, family or even a semblance of balance in life. In a profession where money equals prestige, and prestige is acquired by the constant and incessant pursuit of the billable hour, those who rise to the top of competitive & large law firms must shoulder and manage a fair degree of mental anguish to do so.