July 23, 2015 12:08 pm
Updated: July 23, 2015 2:42 pm

Lawyers force Quebec Bar to hold general assembly on president’s suspension

President Lu Chan Khuong was suspended from the Quebec Bar Association.

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MONTREAL – A group of lawyers have forced the Quebec Bar to hold a special general assembly of the Quebec Bar in relation to the suspension of Lu Chan Khuong, the Bar’s president.

The Bar’s bylaws indicate it must hold such a meeting if 100 members sign a petition. Some 140 lawyers have signed the petition.

“We are preoccupied by the actions and resolutions taken by the Bar’s administrators,” spokesperson Jimmy Troeung wrote in a press release.

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“These resolutions are not based in law.”

The Quebec Bar board of directors asked Khuong to resign Wednesday, July 1 after it was revealed she had allegedly shoplifted a pair of jeans from a store in Laval.

She refused, and was suspended.

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“The administration has violated the fundamental right of Bar members to elect their president,” stated the release.

Khuong was elected as President of the Quebec Bar in May with 63 per cent of the vote.

The special assembly will be held on Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Laval.

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