Professional Discipline Lawyers
If you belong to a regulated profession and have found yourself facing professional discipline, you need to have experienced counsel on your side.
The stakes are extremely high in professional discipline matters: your future in your profession.
You need to have legal counsel with experience and expertise in both advocacy and professional discipline matters.
Floden & Company is prepared to assist you and can advise you from the initial complaint stage all the way through to running a disciplinary hearing, if necessary, as well as any appeals needed.
What should I do if I am facing Discipline?
If you receive a notice from your profession regarding a professional discipline matter it is important that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible. You will likely want to cooperate with any investigation- failure to do so may result in more charges against you.
A number of professions in Alberta are regulated, including lawyers, accountants, engineers, doctors, nurses, social workers, architects, acupuncturists, audiologists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, respiratory
therapists, and speech language pathologists, among others. Each profession has its own rules and process. It is essential to get advice relevant to your own profession.
Your lawyer will also help you in terms of gathering evidence and potential witnesses, in order to help you present your side of the story. If necessary your lawyer will defend you in front of a disciplinary tribunal .
Sometimes these matters can be resolved with negotiation prior to reaching that stage. For advice in these matters please feel free to contact Floden & Company.