August 20, 2015 3:37 pm
Updated: August 21, 2015 3:39 pm

Head of Quebec Bar Association in court fighting her suspension

Lu Chan Khuong, the suspended head of the Quebec Bar association, arrives at the courthouse with her lawyer Jean-Francois Bertrand Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Quebec City.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC – The president of the Quebec Bar Association was in court Thursday fighting her suspension by the organization’s board of directors.

Lu Chan Khuong was suspended July 1 after it was revealed she had been the subject of a shoplifting complaint in April 2014.

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She was never charged and the matter was dealt with non-judicially at the time.

The board suspended her after her refusal to resign and said her position requires a high level of integrity in order to maintain the public’s trust in the institution.

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Khuong was elected last May with more than 60 per cent of the vote.

Her lawyer argues the board did not have the right to suspend her and that she was not obliged to mention the incident to board members because the non-judicial procedure is meant to be confidential.

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