Sunday, April 1, 2007

ADD as Mitigation?

The Maine Supreme Court imposed a one-year suspension, with all but 15 days suspended, where an attorney had manipulated his trust account to avoid discipline for prematurely taking a fee. The attorney's denial of misconduct was contradicted by a videotape that showed he had cashed the check in question. His mitigation was attention deficit disorder, which was not definitively accepted by the court, but rather was treated as a "working hypothesis." The court imposed probationary conditions that included treatment for the condition. (Mike Frisch)

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