Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The New Jersey Supreme Court has followed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and imposed a censure of an attorney who had failed to appear for two court proceedings.
Nothing remarkable about the DRB recommendation and the court's sanction other than the attorney's prior record of bar discipline.
He was suspended for three months in 1999 for twice misrepresenting his failure to appear in criminal matters. The DRB quotes that case: the attorney was "brazen enough to lie to the same judge who had recently given him a stern warning that his misconduct would not be tolerated."
The attorney has also been admonished twice, in 2001 for recordkeeping violations and in 2004 for marijuana possession.
Here, he will be supervised for two years. (Mike Frisch)