Academic & Professional Tribunals - Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman

Not all legal defence action is criminal in nature. Perhaps you have been accused of breaching the rules of a college, university, or professional organization. Legal counsel can be invaluable when it comes to protecting your academic or professional reputation.

Most academic and professional organizations are self-regulating entities, which means that they can expel people from their membership or employment for any number of reasons. These actions create important accountability within professional circles, but being on the receiving end of such action can wreak havoc on your career, your educational opportunities, your relationships, and your future.

Professional or Academic Hearings: How a Lawyer Can Help

Academic defence lawyers and professional defence lawyers are able to assist you when it comes to appearing before the hearings or boards of these organizations. At Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman, our lawyers apply the knowledge and skills they’ve learned in other areas of law, including criminal defence, as well as their private sector experience (gleaned from years of working on boards and as a part of governing bodies for universities and community groups), to your case. Edward Prutschi and Leo Adler are academic defence lawyers with real world experiences—professional defence lawyers who can protect your rights and your reputation effectively.

If you are facing an academic or professional hearing, disciplinary action, or tribunal, you don’t have to walk into it alone. Just as you probably wouldn’t represent yourself in a court of law, you shouldn’t try to handle this on your own; the stakes are just too high. As the accused, you may not have all of the information the charges you are facing, and you are probably unsure about the procedures and your rights in the matter, let alone the best strategies for defending yourself. You’re upset and overwhelmed. This is a recipe for disaster, and even folks who are completely innocent can be terminated or expelled if they are unable to effectively handle the charges against them.

You need to speak with a professional and academic defence lawyer as soon as you learn that you may be facing allegations of misconduct or other professional or academic discipline. Your lawyer will be able to investigate and prepare and present a defence on your behalf. By having someone in your corner who has experience and a strong track record in handling such cases, you improve your chances of retaining your job, reputation, and the career you’ve worked so hard for.

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman: On Your Side

The Law Firm of Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman is committed to providing the highest standards of legal defence for individuals and corporations charged with criminal offences or wrongdoing. Collectively, this team of lawyers has decades of experience in all areas of criminal law, including conducting trials and arguing cases at all levels of court in Ontario as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. They also provide legal assistance to other lawyers and firms in a variety of legal areas, such as immigration or family law, when those matters cross the line into the criminal arena. The firm also has experience in defending persons accused of academic or professional misconduct.

They have established reputations within the Ontario legal community for their commitment to justice and unwavering dedication to professionalism. For a free initial telephone consultation, contact Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman at 5000 Yonge St, Suite 1708, Toronto ON M2N 7E9, or by calling (416) 365-3151.