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Slew Draws Short Suspension

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered a three-month suspension as proposed by the Disciplinary Review Board ...for respondent’s most serious infractions - misrepresentations to clients (two separate clients, Kim/KOTRA and RAK Foods), fee overreaching, and conflict of interest, a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


A Three-Year Disbarment

A convicted attorney was recently disbarred by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court At the time of the significant events, Mr. Miller was employed by the Social Security Administration and had no private clients. Mr. Miller agrees that he had engaged... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Fees Yes, Fraud No

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department declined to dismiss an excessive fee claim against an attorney but affirmed dismissal of fraud allegations Plaintiff's fraud claim should have been dismissed because the complaint did not sufficiently plead... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof


Novel Claims Rejected

The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed the rejection of post-conviction claims of a defendant convicted of the murder of a police officer who was investigating his possible criminal involvement in a fatal traffic accident. The court majority rejected ineffective assistance of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Legal Profession Prof


No Relief For Delays In Psychiatric Evaluation

The Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division dismissed a motion to stay hearing on an interlocutory suspension The main proceeding (Law Society Tribunal file no. 17H-125) concerns the capacity of Glenn Patrick Bogue (the Lawyer) to practise law. In... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Guilty And Disbarred

The Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge accepted a consent to disbarment. KRUN 9 reported in January 2019 A Tempe attorney accused of shooting and wounding his girlfriend's former boyfriend in 2013 has changed his plea to guilty in the case. Maricopa... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


The Severed Thread

Post-suspension crimes have led to the license revocation of an attorney by the Iowa Supreme Court Anthony R. Johnson is an Iowa lawyer in Ankeny. He was employed as an accountant for Saxton Motors, LC. In August 2016, Johnson entered... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


The Fault Is In D.C. 's Flawed Default Rules

I may be in error (an increasing possibility on all levels) but I believe that the 254-page Ad Hoc Hearing Committee Report filed today in the District of Columbia is the longest in history. The evidentiary hearing of this case... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Clipped

A 60-day suspension from the Kentucky Supreme Court Hubbard represented clients in a grandparents’ visitation case in McCracken Family Court. Attorney Alisha Bobo acted as opposing counsel in the case. The visitation case became contentious and Bobo sought to disqualify... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Savings Grace

The Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful discharge claim brought by an attorney against her former firm Absent an employment contract, Kentucky adheres to the doctrine of employment-at-will by which an employer may terminate an employee’s employment... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Legal Profession Prof


Consent Disbarment After Manslaughter Plea

Another Arizona disbarment by consent KOLD News 13 reported Judge Teresa Godoy explained to a packed courtroom Monday morning that the sentence handed down to a defendant does not reflect the loss suffered when a crime is committed, but loved... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


It's My Party

A recently installed judge has been reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court In May of 2018, Judge Kollra and his opponent sat together for an interview with the Sun Sentinel newspaper editorial board. Judge Kollra was asked about his personal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Sun Sentinel, Legal Profession Prof, My Party, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Kollra


Satisfaction Required

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered a 60-day suspension and satisfaction of a judgment in an attorney discipline matter Attorney Hudec was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin on May 21, 1979. He has a substantial disciplinary history: a 1989... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Hudec, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


No Interim Suspension For Misdemeanor DUI Conviction

The Nevada Supreme Court declined to interim suspend an attorney convicted of misdemeanor DUI This is a petition under SCR 111 concerning attorney Hera Armenian, based on a conviction for one count of driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. Armenian... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Nevada Supreme Court, Hera, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Escrow Allegations State Claim

A complaint brought against a defendant law firm sufficiently states a cause of action per this decision of the New York Appellate Division Division for the First Judicial Department Plaintiffs' complaint here, as supplemented, sufficiently states a cause of action... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division Division, First Judicial Department Plaintiffs


Professionals Beware

Is a physician-patient relationship a necessary predicate to a medical malpractice action? No, according to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which reversed the grant of summary judgment against a medical provider that did not admit the patient despite her nurse practitioner's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Comparative Professions


Leave Of Grass

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended an already-suspended attorney for 60 days Attorney Grass was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 2003. He has no prior disciplinary history. Effective May 22, 2018, his Wisconsin law license was suspended for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Brother Against Brother

The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with misconduct in successfully convincing his mother to disinherit his brother He allegedly wrote the will On or about April 14, 2004, then 75-year-old Margaret signed a document entitled "Last Will and Testament"... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Margaret, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Personal, and Possibly Inflammatory

A conflict of interest led to a public reprimand from the Ohio Supreme Court In November 2006, Hackerd agreed to represent Rainie Krenn, the wife of his longtime friend and former client Tim Krenn, in a child-support and visitation matter... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Rainie Krenn, Tim Krenn


A Pyrrhic Victory In The Battle Over Marox And Winnie

The Rhode Island Supreme Court dealt with the fallout of a 23-year marriage that ended The parties to this appeal are former spouses who, in the written terms of their divorce, had agreed that the plaintiff would have full ownership... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Winnie, Legal Profession Prof, Rhode Island Supreme Court


Maine Court Shocked Prosecutors Claim That Video Of The Crime Irrelevant

A defendant charged with driving on expired tags made a standard request for any dash cam video of the incident. The prosecutor never responded nor sought to ascertain whether such video existed. At trial, the trooper testified that there was... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maine, Legal Profession Prof


Get A Job

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated orders entered by a conflicted judge Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al-Nashiri is currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, where he faces capital charges before a military commission. These... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Guantanamo Bay, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Abd Al Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al Nashiri


"Legitimate, Good-Old-Fashioned Litigation"

A very interesting opinion of the California State Bar Court Review Department absolves two attorneys alleged to have charged an advance fee in violation of the law governing mortgage loan modifications The Office of Chief Trial Counsel of the State... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department


Thy Father's Guardian

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed a 90-day suspension In 2008, Respondent left a prosecutorial position in California and returned to Indiana to care for her father, who was in deteriorating health. Respondent’s father also was in the midst of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, California, Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Gods and Judges

The Florida Judicial ethics Advisory Committee opines Opinion Number: 2019-10 Date of Issue: March 28, 2019 ISSUES 1. May a judge who has become president of a religious organization meet with potential new members to solicit membership? ANSWER: Yes, as... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee


Mental Issues Did Not Cause Thefts

The Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division has revoked an attorney's license In a decision dated October 16, 2018, we found that Mr. Reble misappropriated $110,000 of settlement funds that were to be held in trust for two clients... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Ontario Accords Preclusive Effect To U.S. Disbarments

The Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Appeal Division rejected the appeal of an attorney disbarred in Illinois, permanently disbarred in Florida (where the original proceeding occurred) and the subject of serious criminal charges The Lawyer practised law in Florida and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Disqualified Attorney Reprimanded

The Ohio Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a side-switching attorney In a complaint certified to the Board of Professional Conduct on November 30, 2017, relator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, alleged that Hackerd committed several ethical violations by representing the former... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The One Lawyer Rule

After a lengthy hiatus the Florida Supreme Court is issuing opinions again. One involves the public reprimand of a judge During a felony criminal trial, Judge Dennis Daniel Bailey ordered his courtroom deputy, loudly and in front of the jury,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Dennis Daniel Bailey


Exposed To Revocation

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board reciprocally revoked the license of an attorney sanctioned in West Virginia. Herald Mail Media reported A Charles Town attorney accused of exposing himself to a female client at his law office in May 2017... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Charles Town, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, West Virginia Herald Mail Media