August 26, 2011
Not Admitted, Now Suspended
An attorney who engaged in unauthorized Maryland practice has been suspended for one year and until further court order by a court that actually had admitted her to practice - the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department:
The Maryland Court of Appeals found that the respondent violated MRPC 5.5 by establishing an office for the practice of law and by representing that she was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, as well as having violated MRPC 7.1, which prohibits a lawyer from making a false or misleading communication about the lawyer or the lawyer's services, and MRPC 7.5, which prohibits a lawyer from using a professional designation that violates MPRC 7.1.
Although not a member of the Maryland bar, in August 2007, the respondent established the "Sucklal Law Firm, LLC," in Rockville, Maryland.
The Maryland court found that the attorney had undertaken several Maryland csaes on behalf of clients. (Mike Frisch)
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