Friday, March 2, 2012
A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a suspension of two months of an attorney who accepted appointments to represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal while not covered by liability insurance. Attorneys who accept such appointments must have insurance with minimum coverage amounts of $100,000/$300,000 and a maximum deductible of $10,000.
The attorney was uninsured from August 2009 through December 2010. He also falsely certified to the Board of Bar Overseers that he had the required coverage. (Mike Frisch)