Tuesday, June 10, 2008
An Arizona attorney has consented to discipline consisting of a censure and one year of probation for attempting to kiss and inappropriately touching a client. After the client terminated his services, he sent an email to his law office staff referring to her as an "idiot" and a "goof-ball." When the client then sent a letter and email documenting her reasons for terminating him, he responded that the "accusations are untrue, absurd, and bordering on the insane." She then filed a bar complaint.
The hearing officer's report recommending adoption of the consent proposal is now set for review by the Disciplinary Commission and, ultimately, the Arizona Supreme Court. (Mike Frisch)