April 24, 2009
Unauthorized Practice By Suspended In-House Counsel
An Arizona hearing officer has recommended a six-month suspension retroactive to early March of an attorney who had engaged in unauthorized practice for serving as chief legal officer of two corporate entities while suspended in Arizona for CLE non-compliance. He was inactive in both Idaho and Washington State.
The lawyer had prepared legal documents, responses to subpoenas, given advice to employees and negotiated a settlement between one of the entities and an employee. The employee complained to the Bar and the attorney failed to repond prior to the filing of a formal complaint.
Note the post from yesterday reporting a Pennsylvania disbarment for practicing while suspended for nort fulfilling CLE obligations. (Mike Frisch)
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