Thursday, March 3, 2011
Professional ethics complaint against former BOG Chairman Marc Jolicoeur
The former chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the University of Ottawa, lawyer Marc Jolicoeur, BLG law firm, was ultimately responsible for the final decision to fire former tenured physics professor Denis Rancourt and then the law firm that he directs in Ottawa accepted legal work representing the University against Rancourt in a matter that arose as a result of the firing.
Not surprisingly, this is explicitly against the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
Rancourt filed a formal complaint against Jolicoeur on February 26, 2011, HERE.
The LSUC has received the complaint and assigned it LSUC File Number 2011-95023, HERE.
The LSUC must decide if it will refer the file to its disciplinary process. It may also be necessary for the LSUC to do an in depth investigation of the complaint involving interviewing various parties.