Thursday, February 3, 2011

Official Misconduct

The New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department has imposed a one year suspension of an attorney convicted of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor:

While serving as a Public Defender for a client, [the attorney] engaged in sexual relations with the client, thereby violating...provisions of the former Code of Professional Responsibility.

The attorney was sentenced to a year in prison and is on bond pending appeal. Details from WTEN.com may be found here.  ABA Journal had this story about the criminal case. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2011/02/official-misconduct.html

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