Friday, November 30, 2007

ADHD/Depression Leads To Neglect

The Iowa Supreme Court decided a case today that involved an attorney who had neglected two matters. The attorney had successfully coped with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder until he learned that he may have passed the condition to his child. This sent him into a depressed state that led to the misconduct. The attorney acknowledged the misconduct and has participated in treatment. The court imposed a 60-day suspension, but declined to impose recommended probationary conditions because there is no effective way to monitor compliance with such conditions. (Mike Frisch)

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