Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fallen Angel

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint alleging serious neglect of several criminal matters on the part of the accused attorney.

While the recited factual averments tell a number of sad tales of client abuse, one allegation in particular caught my eye in describing the initial office meeting with the incarcerated client's relatives.

In respondent's office, there was a large statue of an angel holding a spear and standing with its foot on the head of the devil. Respondent told [the client's family members] that he...is the angel who fights the devil and evil doers on behalf of his clients.

Another count refers to an office statue of a winged angel.

An unrelated complaint involves allegation that a juvenile court magistrate falsely claimed to be working a 40-hour week.

The recent improvements that the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct undertook to provide easy access to pending charges are a model for other jurisdictions to follow.

If the above links do not work, the first case is In re Michael Cheselka. The second is In re Charles Wochna. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2017/10/fallen-angel.html

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