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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – ONTARIO LAW SOCIETY TRIBUNAL HEARING FOR CHRISTOPHER WATKINS IN THUNDER BAY IS CANCELLED

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LAWYER WILL NOT OPPOSE AN INTERLOCUTORY SUSPENSION OR RESTRICTIONS ON HIS LAW LICENSE.

A scheduled hearing on March 5,2019 in Thunder Bay for Christopher Watkins has been CANCELLED.

One of our Inside Edition citizen journalists contacted the Law Society of Ontario.

The hearing in Thunder Bay β€ͺon March 5th‬, 2019 has been cancelled. It appears now that the hearing will be either by teleconference or by written submission. Mr. Watkins’ counsel has said that he won’t be opposing the motion for an interlocutory suspension or restriction.

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Watkins is a well known and long practicing lawyer in Thunder Bay.

Ontario Law Society documents state that Watkins β€œhas a history of failing to attend at court appearances in criminal proceedings dating to at least 2012,” the documents stated, noting that the lawyer’s absences have become β€œmore frequent and problematic” since December 2017.

Watkins was cited for contempt of court on September 13,2018 and bench warrants issued for his clients due to his failure to appear in court.

Watkins has publicly apologized for his absence and the problems in caused for his clients. He states that ongoing health and personal issues have resulted in this unfortunate situation.

The team of Inside Edition citizen journalists wish Chris a speedy recovery with his health issues so he can resume his law career in the near future.

Follow the link below to read the documents.

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3 Replies to “Chris Watkins Hearing Cancelled”

  1. A lot of addictions begin with prescriptions. Doctors prescribe opiate based pain killers that causes drug dependency. I personally know of a number of people who were prescribed percs or oxycodone for pain and never got off of them and the doctors never questioned their year after year of filling prescriptions. In some cases, at the request of the patient, upped the dose and enlarged the prescription. When oxy and percs became harder to get and more expensive, some of these “patients” began selling part or all of their prescription on the street. Basically bootlegging drugs paid for by us taxpayers.

    Fortunately, this problem has been somewhat mitigated by awareness and altering the way the drugs are prepared for consumption.

  2. Boo-frickitty-hoo!
    I am sure he felt on top of the world while buzzed. Ripping people off and finally having someone put their foot down on his lifestyle and then crying “but it was the drugs” doesn’t cut it. Nor blaming doctors or the system. The guy made his choice and loved it until it dead-ended for him. Too bad, so sad.

    Feel sorry for the kids that are brought up by alcoholic teen mothers – they have no choice.

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