Protecting Yourself At Disciplinary Hearings
When professionals run into problems related to their profession they often end up in front of a disciplinary hearing. Most associations that govern a profession utilize the disciplinary hearing model for reviewing the conduct of its member and determine the consequences. As the consequences can be costly in terms of penalties and can often lead to the end of the career of a person facing a disciplinary hearing, hiring a lawyer to represent you is a smart first step. At Kahane Law Office we recognize the gravity a disciplinary hearing can have on you, your lie and your family. Call us today in Calgary, Alberta 403-225-8810.
What is a Disciplinary Hearing
A disciplinary hearing is a conduct review procedure usually conducted by a professional association. There is often more than one individual who hears the specific complaint being brought forward. The hearing will be a venue for complaint to be heard and responded to. The hearing panel will then determine the consequences for the particular complaint.
Which Professions Our Lawyers Represent
Our disciplinary hearing lawyers are able to represent a broad range of professions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Massage therapists
- Dental Hygienists
- Real estate agents
- Mortgage Specialists
- Accredited Child Care Facilities
- Students attending a University, College or other learning institution
Possible Outcomes From Disciplinary Hearings
Disciplinary hearing panels usually have a wide range of potential determinations. These include:
- No consequence. The complainant did not merit any sanction.
- Financial penalty or fine
- Suspension of membership or ability to practice for a set amount of time
- Termination of membership and ability to practice in that area
- Mandatory education
- Community service
- Costs for hearing
Why Hire Disciplinary Hearing Lawyers?
Given the long term possible consequences of disciplinary hearing decisions, it is best to be well represented. Our lawyers can present your arguments professionally, concisely, and with the appropriate legal background and research for similar situations. Many times, individuals who represent themselves, do not know what they should or should not present to the hearing panel. In some instances, they actually confirm that, notwithstanding that they are being brought in front of a hearing panel, they have not learned from the experience. Hearing outcomes, such as those by the law society, are often also published publicly.
Disciplinary Hearing Law Firm in Calgary
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers for a disciplinary hearing, please contact our experienced team at Kahane Law Office. CONNECT NOW. We are pleased to help. Connect today at 403-225-8810 locally in Calgary, Alberta, we can be called toll-free at 1-877-225-8817 or email us directly here.