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Mailing Name
Andrew Kerr
Law Society Number
29542I
Class of Licence Definitions
Lawyer (L1)
Real Estate Insured
No
In Private Practice
Business Name
Kerr Lawyers Professional Corporation
Business Address
208-331 Bayfield StBarrie, OntarioL4M 3C2
Trusteeships
None
Current Practice Restrictions
None
Current Regulatory Proceedings
Yes
See Current Regulatory Proceedings Details
Discipline History
Yes
See Discipline History Details
  • CURRENT REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS

    Current Regulatory Proceedings ongoing. For further information contact the Law Society at RegInquiry@lso.ca.

  • DISCIPLINE HISTORY
    • Conduct Proceeding - May 17, 2018

      Andrew Robert Kerr (the Respondent), was found to have committed professional misconduct on the following established allegations: (1) With respect to four Law Society investigations, the Respondent failed to reply promptly and completely to 11 Law Society communications, over a period of almost 12 months, contrary to s. 49.3(2) of the Law Society Act and Rule 7.1-1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. On May 17, 2018, the Law Society Tribunal - Hearing Division ordered that: (1) The Respondent's licence to practise law shall be suspended for one month, effective May 22, 2018, and shall continue to be suspended indefinitely thereafter until, to the satisfaction of the Executive Director, Professional Regulation of the Law Society or her designate (the “Executive Director”), he has provided a complete response to the Law Society requests dated May 3, 2017 and May 4, 2017 in relation to the four following Law Society investigations: Case No. 2016-200275; Case No. 2017-204157; Case No. 2017-206039; and Case No. 2017-208003. (2) While suspended pursuant to this order, the Respondent shall comply fully with the terms of the Law Society's Guidelines for Lawyers Who Are Suspended or Who Have Given An Undertaking Not to Practise. (3) The Respondent shall pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $4,000 on or before the deadline of May 4, 2019. Starting the day following the deadline for the payment of costs, interest shall accrue on any unpaid part of those costs at a rate of 3% per year.

      • Appeal - June 18, 2018

        By Notice of Appeal to the Law Society Tribunal - Appeal Division, dated June 18, 2018, Andrew Robert Kerr (the Appellant) appealed the Order of the Law Society Tribunal - Hearing Division, dated May 17, 2018.

The information in this directory was prepared Saturday July 20, 2019 at 7:19 AM.

A "Yes" in the Real Estate insured field indicates that lawyer has the required insurance to provide Real Estate Services to the public.

The directory includes discipline history information from February 27, 1986 onward. Discipline hearings that resulted in the ordering of a "Reprimand in Committee" or an "Admonition", while public, are not publishable and, therefore, are not included in this directory. It takes time for the directory to be updated with certain discipline and regulatory information. Contact the Law Society to ensure you have complete, up-to-date information. Your use of this directory is governed by and subject to the Legal Notice. You should check the Legal Notice from time to time to keep informed of any changes or additions.

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Trusteeship
When, by Court Order or by voluntary agreement, all or part of the property from a lawyer's or paralegal's professional business is under the control of the Law Society.

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Status Definitions for Lawyers

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In Private Practice
A lawyer who is practising law and/or providing legal services in Ontario without restriction. This includes sole practitioners; partners, associates and employees in law firms.

Practising Law - Employed
A lawyer who is employed practising law and/or providing legal services exclusively for the lawyer's employer.

Not Practising Law - Employed
A lawyer who is employed by an organization such as government, an educational institution, a company, a society, trade union, etc., and who does not provide legal services.

Not Practising in Ontario - Other
A lawyer who is not currently practising law and/or providing legal services in Ontario.

Practice Restricted
A lawyer who is practising law but who is restricted in the manner or in the areas of law in which he or she may practise, or in the legal services he or she may provide. For example, the lawyer may only be permitted to practise as an employee or under the supervision of another lawyer, or may not be permitted to practise with respect to real estate matters.

Retired from the Practice of Law
A lawyer who has retired and is no longer practising law and/or providing legal services.

Suspended Administratively
A lawyer who has been suspended for administrative reasons, such as failing to pay fees or file forms on time. A suspended lawyer is not permitted to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Suspended
A lawyer who has been suspended by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A suspended lawyer is not permitted to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Undertaking Not to Practise
A promise or pledge not to practise law or provide legal services made by a lawyer or paralegal to the Law Society, usually in writing, during the course of regulatory activity, which may be permanent, or temporary until the regulatory activity is concluded.

Deceased
Lawyer is deceased.

Licence Surrendered - by order of the Law Society Tribunal 
A former lawyer who was authorized by the Law Society to surrender their licence by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Licence Surrendered - administrative surrender of licence 
A former lawyer who applied to surrender their licence and whose application was accepted. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Licence Surrendered - in the face of regulatory proceedings**
A former lawyer who applied to surrender their licence in the face of a Law Society audit, investigation or search and seizure or a proceeding before the Law Society Tribunal and whose application was approved. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Licence Revoked
A former lawyer whose licence was revoked by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A person whose licence has been revoked is not licensed by the Law Society to practise law and/or provide legal services.

Retired Licensee participating in PBLO
PBLO Emeritus lawyer.

Practising Law - Canadian Legal Advisor
A lawyer with a Class L3 licence who is employed practising law and/or providing legal services in Ontario. This includes sole practitioners; partners, associates and employees in law firms.

To Be Confirmed
We are waiting for further information from the lawyer with respect to their contact, status, and/or practice information. For further information, please contact the Law Society's Resource Centre by email at  lawsociety@lso.ca or call 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315.

 

Status Definitions for Paralegals

In Private Practice
A paralegal who is licensed to provide legal services in Ontario in the areas permitted within the scope of practice. This includes sole practitioners; partners, associates and employees in paralegal firms.

Providing Legal Services - Employed
A paralegal who is employed and providing legal services exclusively for the paralegal's employer.

Not Eligible to Provide Legal Services - No Proof of Insurance
A paralegal who is not eligible to provide legal services - no proof of insurance.

Not Providing Legal Services - Employed
A paralegal who is employed by an organization such as government, an educational institution, a company, a society, trade union, etc., and who does not provide legal services.

Not Providing Legal Services - Other
A paralegal who is not currently providing legal services.

Practice Restricted
A paralegal who is providing legal services but who is restricted in the manner or in the areas of law in which he or she may provide legal services, or in the legal services he or she may provide. For example, the paralegal may only be permitted to provide legal services as an employee or under the supervision of another paralegal, or may not be permitted to provide legal services with respect to  Highway Traffic Act  matters.

Retired from Providing Legal Services
A paralegal who has retired and is no longer providing legal services.

Suspended Administratively
A licensed paralegal who has been suspended for administrative reasons, such as failing to pay fees or file forms on time. A suspended licensed paralegal is not permitted to provide legal services.

Suspended
A licensed paralegal who has been suspended by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A suspended licensed paralegal is not permitted to provide legal services.

Undertaking Not to Practise
A promise or pledge not to practise law or provide legal services made by a lawyer or paralegal to the Law Society, usually in writing, during the course of regulatory activity, which may be permanent, or temporary until the regulatory activity is concluded.

Deceased
Paralegal is deceased.

Licence Surrendered - by order of the Law Society Tribunal 
A former licensed paralegal who was authorized by the Law Society to surrender their licence by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to provide legal services.

Licence Surrendered - administrative surrender of licence 
A former licensed paralegal who applied to surrender their licence and whose application was accepted. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to provide legal services.

Licence Surrendered - in the face of regulatory proceedings
A former licensed paralegal who applied to surrender their licence in the face of a Law Society audit, investigation or search and seizure or a proceeding before the Law Society Tribunal and whose application was approved. A person who has surrendered their licence is not licensed by the Law Society to provide legal services.

Licence Revoked
A former licensed paralegal whose licence was revoked by order of the Law Society Tribunal. A person whose licence has been revoked is not licensed by the Law Society to provide legal services.

Note: Under  By-Law 4, certain individuals and organizations are entitled to provide legal services without a licence. Please see the  Paralegal Regulation pages of our website for more information or contact the Law Society by email at  lawsociety@lso.ca or call 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315.

To Be Confirmed
We are waiting for further information from the paralegal with respect to their contact, status, and/or practice information (e,g. proof of insurance). For further information, please contact the Law Society by email at  lawsociety@lso.ca or call 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315.

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Lawyer Licence Type Definitions

Class L1

Subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or restrictions imposed on the class of licence or on the licensee and subject to any order made under The Law Society Act, a licensee who holds a Class L1 licence is entitled to practise law in Ontario as a barrister and solicitor.

Class L2

Subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or restrictions imposed on the class of licence or on the licensee and subject to any order made under The Law Society Act, a licensee who holds a Class L2 licence is entitled to practise law in Ontario as a barrister and solicitor in the employ of the Attorney General for Ontario or, if appointed under the Crown Attorneys Act, as a Crown Attorney or as an assistant Crown Attorney.

Class L3

Subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or restrictions imposed on the class of licence or on the licensee and subject to any order made under The Law Society Act, a licensee who holds a Class L3 licence is authorized to do any of the following:

  1. Give a person advice with respect to,
    1. the laws of Quebec,
    2. the laws of Canada, and
    3. public international law.
  2. Select, draft, complete or revise a document for use in a proceeding with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada.
  3. Represent a person in a proceeding before an adjudicative body with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada.

Paralegal Licence Type Definitions

Class P1

Subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or restrictions imposed on the class of licence or on the licensee and subject to any order made under The Law Society Act, a licensee who holds a Class P1 licence is authorized to do any of the following:

  1. Give a party advice on his, her or its legal interests, rights or responsibilities with respect to a proceeding or the subject matter of a proceeding.
  2. Represent a party before,
    1. in the case of a proceeding in the Small Claims Court, before the Small Claims Court,7
    2. in the case of a proceeding under the Provincial Offences Act, before the Ontario Court of Justice,
    3. in the case of a proceeding under the Criminal Code, before a summary conviction court,
    4. in the case of a proceeding before a tribunal established under an Act of the Legislature of Ontario or under an Act of Parliament, before the tribunal, and
    5. in the case of a proceeding before a person dealing with a claim or a matter related to a claim, before the person.
  3. Anything mentioned in subsection 1 (7) of The Law Society Act, provided the activity is required by the rules of procedure governing a proceeding.
  4. Select, draft, complete or revise, or assist in the selection, drafting, completion or revision of, a document for use in a proceeding.
  5. Negotiate a party's legal interests, rights or responsibilities with respect to a proceeding or the subject matter of a proceeding.
  6. Select, draft, complete or revise, or assist in the selection, drafting, completion or revision of, a document that affects a party's legal interests, rights or responsibilities with respect to a proceeding or the subject matter of a proceeding.
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The Law Society Number for Lawyers and Paralegals will always consist of 6 characters. Note the Law Society Number for a Lawyer will include 5 digits and end in a letter e.g. *****A. The Law Society Number for a Paralegal will always begin with the letter P and end in 5 digits e.g. P*****.