Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bias Claim Rejected

The Illinois Review Board has recommended disbarment of an attorney charged with breach of fiduciary duties, misrepresentations to a client, forgery of the client's signature on a power of attorney, failure to deliver client funds and false statements to tribunals in two matters. The attorney sought but was denied a continuance of the disciplinary case based on health-related claims. The hearing went forward without the attorney. The appeal to the review board claimed that the continuance was improperly denied and that the Hearing Board had discriminated against her on the basis of race. The review board rejected this and other claims: "We cannot discern any support in the record for this argument...[the attorney] was treated fairly at every stage of the proceedings." (Mike Frisch)

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