Friday, November 13, 2020

Signing Client's Name Without Authority Leads To Suspension

The Iowa Supreme Court sanctioned an attorney

The Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board charged an Iowa attorney with violations of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct after she failed to consult with her client before signing his name to court filings, including a waiver of the client’s preliminary hearing and his right to a speedy trial, and allegedly made knowingly false statements to the court. The Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission found various violations of our ethical rules and recommended suspending the attorney’s license to practice law indefinitely for a period of at least one year from the date of our holding in this matter. Upon our de novo review of the record, we conclude the Board proved the alleged violations and suspend the attorney’s license to practice law indefinitely with no possibility of reinstatement for one year from the date of this opinion.

The attorney has a record of prior discipline. (Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2020/11/the-iowa-supreme-court-sanctioned-an-attorney-the-iowa-supreme-court-attorney-disciplinary-board-charged-an-iowa-attorney-wi.html

Bar Discipline & Process | Permalink

Comments

Post a comment