August 4, 2012
The web page of the North Carolina State Bar has a disposition in a matter:
Gary Lawrence of Southport made sexual comments to and inappropriately touched two clients. He was suspended for three years. After one year he may apply for a stay of the balance upon compliance with numerous conditions, including that he must provide certification from a psychiatrist who specializes in treating sexual offenders in the professions that he does not suffer from any condition creating a predisposition to engage in inappropriate sexual behavior.
From our earlier coverage:
The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney alleging that he had made inappropriate remarks, sought sex and had sexual relations with a number of female clients. The charges contend that he followed one client home and entered the house without an invitation. There are instances where he is alleged to have suggested that his efforts on behalf of client would be enhanced by sexual relations.
In another representation, he is alleged to have had sexual relations with a client in a wooded turnoff on Grandfather Mountain.
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