Practice Pointer: Don't Hit "Send"

Friday, February 19, 2016 Practice Pointer: Don’t Hit “Send” A 30-day suspension has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court for the following Respondent sent a threatening and obscene private social media message to a clients ex-husband. He was sorry and took the medicine Violation: The parties agree that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rule […]

Immaterial

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Immaterial A decision from the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Although the deposition testimony submitted on renewal is not cumulative of the evidence presented on defendant’s original motion, it would not have changed the motion court’s original determination (see Cammeby’s Equity Holdings LLC v Mariner Health Care, […]

Virgin Islands Supreme Court: Advocacy 1, Contempt 0

The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has reversed an order finding an attorney in contempt of court. The attorney represented a mother whose children had been taken from her and was trying to get them back. The purported contempt came when the judge suggested that the attorney’s client should readily submit to counseling. The problem started […]

Pink Slip

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Pink Slip Reciprocal disbarment has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department based on that same sanction in Florida. The Florida Bar commenced disciplinary proceedings against respondent by filing a complaint on December 11, 2012, alleging, inter alia, that after being banned by a company […]

McCree Suspended

Friday, January 29, 2016 McCree Suspended A former judge has been suspended for two years in Michigan Respondent appeared at the hearings and filed an answer to the formal complaint. The hearing panel found that respondent had committed professional misconduct during his tenure as a Wayne County Circuit Judge, when he engaged in an extra-marital […]

Photo Finish

Friday, January 22, 2016 Photo Finish An attorney convicted of a tax crime has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. On April 14, 2015, respondent pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the […]