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A Hearing Worth Watching

A disciplinary hearing being conducted this week before a hearing committee of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility involves an allegation that an attorney falsified evidence to conceal his drug use in his own divorce and custody litigation.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board


Hearing First; Sanction (If Any) Later

The Georgia Supreme Court has remanded a discipline matter where discovery sanctions were imposed after the attorney had delayed his deposition by offering a variety of medical reasons In the order, the Special Master determined that Farnham’s responses to the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgia Supreme Court, Farnham, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Panel Proposes Disbarment Of Former Judge

An Illinois Hearing Committee recommends disbarment of a former judge convicted of mail fraud. The Chicago Tribune reported The first Filipina judge in Cook County broke down in sobs in a federal courtroom Thursday before being sentenced to a year... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Committee


Unfriend and Suspend

The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for six months for two comments on Facebook Beginning in June 2020, ODC received complaints from forty-six separate individuals regarding statements Respondent made on his Facebook page. At that time, Respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Facebook Beginning


"At Times, Volatile"

A "personal romantic relationship" with a client in a proceeding involving her common law marriage also was a volatile one and led to findings of misconduct by a hearing panel of the British Columbia Law Society. On November 9, 2016,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


No "F" In Justice

The Kansas Supreme Court has reinstated a suspended judge based on a training and counseling plan After careful consideration, the court approves the Plan and grants Judge Cullins' motion to stay the remaining term of the suspension of his judicial... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Cullins


Facebook Statements Lead To Resignation

A press release from the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct Kenneth C. Knutsen, a Justice of the Schoharie Town Court and an Associate Justice of the Schoharie Village Court, Schoharie County, resigned while under investigation by the New York... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Schoharie Village Court Schoharie County


When Push Comes To Shove

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct accepted the resignation of a village court justice The Commission apprised Judge Fishkin in April 2021 that it was investigating complaints alleging that she: (1) shoved or pushed a Suffolk County Assistant District... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Suffolk County, Fishkin, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, New York Commission on Judicial Conduct


Probation Violations Lead To Suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court ordered an 180 day suspension without automatic reinstatement of a former magistrate judge On December 4, 2020, in Case No. 19S-JD-165, this Court entered an order approving a conditional agreement permanently banning Respondent from judicial service... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Rectification Of Name

An attorney who joined a law firm and whose name was added to the firm name despite her not being an equity partner left for public employment and sued the former firm for the post-departure use of her name. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof


Grimm Disbarred

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has accepted the consent disbarment of prominent criminal defense attorney Bernie Grimm. Consistent with the governing rules The Clerk shall publish this order, but the affidavit shall not be publicly disclosed or otherwise... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Bernie Grimm


Moral Change

An attorney admitted in 1973 and indefinitely suspended in 2017 has been denied reinstatement by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Tigue was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 1973. He has a lengthy disciplinary history featuring repeated and escalating incidents... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tigue


The Second Time Around

A second effort to seek reinstatement after a 2005 license annulment has succeeded in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals For the second time, Keith L. Wheaton petitions this Court for reinstatement of his license to practice law in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Keith L Wheaton


Woke

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney We find that Respondent, Robert Cheesebourough, committed attorney misconduct by neglecting one client’s case, making improper threats in another case, and failing to cooperate with the disciplinary process. For this misconduct, we... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Robert Cheesebourough


Retired Judge Censured For Facebook Sex Talk And More

The North Carolina Supreme Court has censured a district court judge for stipulated misconduct on Facebook, where he identified himself as a judge and had "thousands" of friends Although some of Respondent’s FB messages have been deleted, a review of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Facebook, Law, North Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


Neither AUSA Nor Lawyer Be: "Many Great Trial Lawyers Are...Outright Narcissists"

A criminal conviction has been affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit After wrecking his car, Joseph Ziegler falsely claimed to be an Assistant United States Attorney to avoid charges and retrieve his impounded car.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Alleged Agreement Alterations Draw Bar Charges

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney had altered a settlement agreement After Rober left the courtroom, Respondent made additions to the one-page order in the Dissolution of Marriage Case. Specifically, she added language in the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Rober


Interception: View From The Barstool

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed the dismissal of a civil complaint filed by the Mayor of Somerville against defendants who had recorded a conversation with his permission but by impersonating a friend We summarize the factual allegations set... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Somerville, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof


A Holiday Party

Set for oral argument Tuesday before the Ohio Supreme Court Columbus Bar Association v. Natalie J. Bahan, Case No. 2021-0224 Logan County A Logan County lawyer is challenging her second sanction in as many years regarding an ongoing dispute with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Holiday Party, Logan County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ohio Supreme Court Columbus Bar Association, Natalie J Bahan


Bad Advice And Vigilante "Justice"

A two-week suspension for "erroneous advice" has been imposed by a hearing committee of the Alberta Law Society. The advice was provided to a client facing criminal charges The Admitted Citation arose from the legal advice Mr. McKen gave to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Alberta, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, McKen


"Three Montana Adults" And Judicial Independence

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a recent legislative provisions governing judicial appointments In this original proceeding, Petitioners challenge the constitutionality of Senate Bill 140 (“SB 140”), a bill passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature and signed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Montana, Senate, Bill, Montana Supreme Court, Montana Legislature, Legal Profession Prof


Unpaid Fee Lost

The Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the denial of relief to an attorney seeking post-mortem payment of the bills to a client The trial testimony reveals that in 1991, plaintiff, a practicing attorney, met David F. LaRoche (David F.), who... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof, Rhode Island Supreme Court, David F LaRoche David F


Moby Dick In Hoosierland

The Indiana Supreme Court ended the odyssey of a forfeited vehicle We chronicle and confront, for the third time, the State’s quest to forfeit Tyson Timbs’s now-famous white Land Rover. And, again, the same overarching question looms: would the forfeiture... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Tyson Timbs, Dick In Hoosierland


Nine Years Not In Tibet

An attorney's representation of a creditor and the beneficiaries of a trust engaged in a conflict of interest that blossomed from potential to actual, according to an opinion of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Respondent clearly violated Rule... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Tibet, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Respondent


Stayed Suspension Proposed For Attempted Voyeurism

An attorney convicted of attempted voyeurism after being caught trying to take an upskirt photograph or video while riding the L'Enfant Plaza Metro escalator had agreed to a stayed six-month suspension as discipline negotiated with the District of Columbia Disciplinary... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Disciplinary


Uncovered For Employee Theft

The New Jersey Appellate Division has affirmed that an attorney's insurance coverage did not extend to cover employee theft Plaintiff Jill Cadre is a New Jersey attorney who conducts her practice as a limited liability company — The Cadre Law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, New Jersey Appellate Division, Legal Profession Prof, Jill Cadre


Hearing Panel Dismissal Reversed

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board reversed a hearing panel order directing the Administrator to prove authority to bring charges The hearing panel erroneously concluded that the Grievance Administrator was required to produce written evidence or other documentation showing that the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"Uninterested In Honest, Responsible Advocacy"

An attorney with a "considerable disciplinary history" has had his license revoked by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court quoted the referee's findings Mr. Petros barely adequately answered the allegations in OLR's complaint, he hasn't met any of the deadlines... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Petros, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Adderall Fee Leads To Motion For Consent Disbarment

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment after a criminal conviction On February 3, 2017, Movant was charged in a two-count information with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (Adderall, a prescription stimulant) (Count I) and possession... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Maine Accepts License Surrender

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has accepted the license surrender of an attorney previously suspended on an interim basis. Maine Public reported on the interim suspension The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar has taken the unusual step of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof