Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rolling The Dice

A bar discipline case from South Carolina has an interesting aspect with respect to discipline by consent. The agreement submitted to the South Carolina Supreme Court provided that "[the attorney] admits misconduct and consents to the imposition of a range of sanctions from a confidential admonition to a sixty day suspension..." As we have previously noted, there is a world of difference between a confidential admonition and a short suspension.

The misconduct involved a series of nine false notarizations that the witness had been present for a mortgage closing that the attorney had conducted. The court imposed the high end sanction of a sixty day suspension. (Mike Frisch)

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