A Standards Committee has lodged an appeal seeking a longer period of suspension following the decision by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal to suspend lawyer John Paul Timothy Schlooz for four months.
The Standards Committee filed misconduct charges in the Tribunal relating to abusive emails he sent to a litigant in person between 1 February 2019 to 17 November 2019. Mr Schlooz accepted two charges of misconduct.
The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appoints committee members and provides administrative support to Standards Committees, but they make independent decisions. The Tribunal is administered by the Ministry of Justice.
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