May 29, 2012
Traveling Client Issue Leads To Reprimand
The Georgia Supreme Court has imposed a review panel reprimand of an attorney who represented a client who "[b]ecause his profession required extensive travel, [the attorney] had some difficulty reaching the client to review and sign documents connected to the case."
As a result of the difficulty, the attorney twice signed the client's name to documents. The documents he signed "were identical in substance to those actually signed by the client..."
The relatively lenient sanction notes that the special master found that the attorney had no prior disciplinary history and made efforts to correct his misrepresentation before the original signed documents were filed. (Mike Frisch)
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