Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time To Work, No Time For Church

The Mississippi Supreme Court reinstated a disbarred attorney who had worked as a cook and at a fertilizer plant since losing his license. He also "tried his hand" at soybean farming and had owned a beauty salon. He had not engaged in any post-disbarment law related work and had made restitution.

The Bar had opposed reinstatement, arguing that the petitioner had offered" no civic, church, or charitable involvement ...other than alumni donations to his alma mater, Amherst College." The petitioner stated that his 90 hour work week "left him no time to participate in these activities."

A dissent would deny reinstatement because the petitioner had not sufficiently acknowledged the misconduct.

Question: Is working for a fertilizer plant law related work? (Mike Frisch)

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