Monday, December 13, 2010
We just reported the Georgia Supreme Court's rejection of a proposed three-month suspension. A similar case in North Carolina drew a more lenient sanction. According to the State Bar web page:
[An attorney]of Murphy was censured by the Grievance Committee. [He] affixed his notary seal to an unsigned will and then directed his staff to falsely attest that they had witnessed the signing of the will and that they had notarized the "witness" signatures. In his response to the State Bar's inquiry about the matter, [he] falsely stated that he "never directed any employees who were not present to sign the will."