Thursday, December 19, 2013

Not Ready For Private Practice

An attorney who had served as an assistant county prosecutor for sixteen years was laid off due to budget considerations. She had gone to the prosecutor position directly from law school.

She opened her own law office but struggled without the experience of private practice and a lack of mentors and oversight. She testified that private practice was "overwhelming and intimidating..."

Disciplinary problems ensued.

The Ohio Supreme Court imposed a stayed suspension of two years with conditions that are designed to help prevent future misconduct. (Mike Frisch)

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