Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A New Jersey attorney has been reprimanded for forging a court order.
The matter was referred to New Jersey bar authorities by a Colorado magistrate. The attorney had admitted in a custody/visitation proceeding that she had forged the order to permit her son to enroll in school under her maiden name. She also admitted the conduct in the bar proceedings.
According to the Disciplinary Review Board: "...respondent fabricated no ordinary document. She created out of whole cloth, a fictitious New Jersey court order."
There was mitigation involving pressure to enroll her son and her husband's desperate medical condition. (Mike Frisch)