Friday, March 22, 2013
A Chicago blogging lawyer is facing an ethics complaint for describing what she believes to be Illinois' corrupt probate system. Joanne Denison, patent and trademark attorney at Denison & Associates, has been accused of undermining the administration of justice. The blog entries at issue identified court-appointed guardians by name and labeled them as "tortfeasors."
Denison says she does not intend to take down her blog. The ethics commission describes Denison's comments as false or a reckless disregard of the truth, and they have set a hearing on the matter.
See Bram, Blogging Lawyer Faces Discipline for Writing About Corrupt Legal System, Bram, Feb. 1, 2013.
Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm)
for bringing this article to my attention.