Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Duty Of Candor

An attorney who agreed to a 30 day suspension in 2008 violated the order by failing to withdraw from a case, made misrepresentations to the client and to Bar Counsel in the reinstatement process.

He could not represent the client who had paid him fees because of the suspension and his employment with the IRS.

The Maryland Court of Appeals imposed disbarment, concluding that "[i]intentional dishonest conduct, involving mispresentations to the courts, can warrant disbarment." There were no "compelling mitigating circumstances" to justify a lesser sanction. (Mike Frisch)


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