Monday, July 22, 2013

The Rest Of The Story

Several years ago, we reported on bar charges filed in Illinois alleging that an attorney violated ethics rules by having his secretary do his online CLE.

The Illinois Bar Journal noted the outcome:

[The attorney], who was licensed in 1987, was suspended for three months. He falsely reported to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois that he had completed 20 hours of continuing legal education activity during the 2007 to 2009 reporting period. In fact, he had enrolled to take only 19.25 hours of CLE work and his secretary, at his direction, completed some of the online CLE classes that [he] claimed to have completed.

The summary was published in September 2011. (MIke Frisch)

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This kind of cheating should not be tolerated. Not sure 3 months was enough time. The other part to this is that lawyers need to keep learning and be exposed to CLE courses that can enhance their skill and knowledge. This attorney failed to get this really fundamental part of the practice of law.

Posted by: Steven J Fromm | Jul 23, 2013 6:06:37 AM

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