Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Depression Played A Role In Misconduct

The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department censured an attorney for failure to effect withdrawal from representation after discharge and thereafter having continuing contact with the former client that led to settlement of the underlying case. The attorney also had failed to cooperate with the disciplinary investigation. The court rejected the conclusion below that depression was not a cause of the misconduct. Health problems of the attorney's law partner also were considered in determining the discipline.

The link takes you to the court's web page. The case is Matter of Strunk. (Mike Frisch)

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