November 30, 2015 - 2:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Law Society of B.C. took action against over a dozen people falsely representing themselves as legal professionals this year, including a Kamloops man who is now banned from the courts.
In a media release today, Nov. 30, the society provided the list of those prohibited from practicing law. Between March 1 and Nov. 15 of this year, the society obtained orders to stop 15 people and businesses from providing legal services or misrepresenting as lawyers.
One of the 15 named was R. Charles Bryfogle of Kamloops who was previously found in contempt in 2012. Bryfogle was found to be in contempt again on June 11 after violating two court orders which prohibited him from prosecuting others’ court actions and not informing the law society of his actions.
Bryfogle was handed a three-year suspended sentence. A judge placed him on probation for one year, in which he was ordered to provide 100 hours of community service in an area unrelated to law.
In that time, Bryfogle is not allowed to enter any courthouse or file paperwork with the registry unless he has permission from his probation officer.
If he is involved in any legal matter, he’s required to notify the law society.
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