Legal Ethics

Rejected Twice After Condo Board Battle, Stellar Law Grad Tries Again for Bar Admission

Despite graduating in the top 10 percent of his class and working for top legal firms as a summer associate, a 30-year-old graduate of prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School has twice been rejected for bar membership over a 2008 battle with fellow members of his condo board.

But Ryan Manilla is trying a third time for admission to Law Society of Upper Canada, saying that he has reformed since the language he used in emails to fellow condo board members concerning a dispute over an assessment increase resulted in a criminal harassment case against him, the Star reports.

The criminal case was dropped when he agreed to sell his condo, apologized and made charitable donations.

A Law Times article provides further details and notes that Manilla was formerly the president of the condo board.

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