Monday, April 1, 2013

A Disturbing Pattern

The New Jersey Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for three months and until further court order.

The Disciplinary Review Board noted that

...respondent's conduct recealed a disturbing pattern that permeates most of the counts in the ethics complaint; she agreed to represent a criminal defendant, accepted a fee, performed little or no services, displayed a lack of knowledge about criminal practice and procedure, and resorted to blaming and criticizing the grievants after ethics charges had been filed against her.

The DRB noted that the respondent had practiced for twenty-four years without discipline but found that factor "more than offset by the aggravating factors" principally her lack of credibility and "hearing diatribes [that] displayed a lack of respect for the disciplinary process." (Mike Frisch)

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