A Mississauga family lawyer will still be able to legally practice law even after being convicted of a child pornography offence.
The Law Society Of Upper Canada had applied for a temporary suspension of Martin Schulz’s licence on the grounds he posed an elevated risk to the public on his conviction.
However, Ontario’s Law Society didn’t see it that way, and decided not to suspend the legal licence of the family lawyer. The Society says Schulz has met all conditions imposed on him since his arrest in 2013, and that he actually poses a low risk for reoffending.
Despite that, the Law Society did think it was in the best interest to limit representation to just adults. Schulz will not be able to represent anyone under 18, or be alone with any youth in connection with his practice excluding his two children.
The society did believe there was a risk of harm to the public interest in the administration of justice, and that the latter measures would reduce risk.
Lawyers representing the convicted Schulz have not been available for comment at this time.
Martin Schulz was arrested in November of 2013 and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of making child pornography available.