Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dangerous Obsession

The New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department has imposed a suspension of two years and until further court order of an attorney who "became obsessed with the fsmily ofan adolescent whom he had represented as attorney for the child."

According to the opinion

His obsession manifested itself in numerous electronic communications with family members and others concerning the adolscent's alleged drug use and sexual activity, all under the guise of his concern for her well-being. The communications were often vulgar and profane. The family became alarmed and threatened by the communications and complained of harassment to the police.

The attorney pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

He also sent "electronic messages to his friends and relatives during a trip to California...that expressed anger and threatening sentiments, though not directed at anyone in particular." (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2012/05/dangerous-obsession.html

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