Monday, January 26, 2009

Child Abuse Violates Disciplinary Rule

A Colorado attorney was suspended for 60 days, all stayed if he successfully completes probation. The presiding disciplinary judge approved a conditional admission of misconduct based on the attorney's guily plea to misdemeanor child abuse. He "became angry with his six-year-old daughter and struck her on the bottom three times. He also struck her with his open hand. The incident was witnessed in part by his ten-year-old daughter." The conduct violated Colorado Rule 8.4(b).

In the criminal case, the lawyer was sentenced to two years of suprevised probation, parenting classes, and court costs. (Mike Frisch)

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