Tuesday, June 7, 2011
On March 28, 2011, a single justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reinstated a former bar president admitted in 1951. The attorney had been suspended for three years in 2006 for his part in the notorious "law clerk sting" case. He also had served as chair of the Board of Bar Overseers (which administers professional discipline).
Two other lawyers also were disciplined for the scheme to offer a phony job to the former clerk of the judge who had ruled against their client to induce the clerk to make statements that would aid in overturning the judge's decision. The clerk went to Nova Scotia and New York to pursue the "opportunity."
The story of case and the bar prosecution is told in an article that I published in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. (Mike Frisch)