May 5, 2012
New Jersey Practice Gets Pennsylvania Attorney Suspended
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved a consent disposition and imposed a suspension of a year and a day of an attorney for misconduct relating to his unauthorized practice of law.
The attorney had accepted an associate position with a law firm that had a New Jersey office. He was required to be a member of the New Jersey Bar. However, his license in that jurisidiction had been revoked.
He tried to get reinstated and, when he could not, took and passed the New Jersey bar examination. He was held up in the character and fitness process. He nonetheless prcticed in New Jersey matters and falsely represented that he was authorized to do so.
There was mitigating evidence of psychological problems. (Mike Frisch)
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