Monday, January 24, 2011

Disciplinary Proceedings Deferred While Criminal Charges Are Pending

The Georgia Supreme Court granted the request for temporary suspension of an attorney who is the subject of felony criminal charges. Disciplinary proceedings will held deferred until the criminal case is resolved, so that the attorney not be "faced with having to waive the constitutional rights that would otherwise be available in the criminal proceedings."

The attorney must notify the Bar within seven days of the disposition of the criminal case.

The ABA Journal reported on the charges, which involve alleged forgeries of a jusge's signature.  (Mike Frisch)

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