Monday, September 30, 2013

Pay Your Massachusetts Dues

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers has imposed a public reprimand of the general counsel of a California software company who practiced out of a satellite office located in Massachusetts.

The attorney had been suspended for non-payment of annual fees in 2010. He had sent the bar dues invoice to his company (which had paid the prior year) but did not follow up to ensure that it had been paid.

He had engaged in practice during the period of administrative suspension and failed to take steps to obtain reinstatement until 2012. 

The board also imposed reprimands on a father and daughter for unauthorized practice. 

The father was on either inactive or retired status when he prepared a lease between parents and their son. He also assisted in probating estates.

According to the bar summary, he "did not appreciate that he could not perform occasional legal services for clients while on inactive or retired status."  

The daughter assisted in the father's unauthorized practice.   (Mike Frisch)

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