Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Job Search Misconduct Draws Suspension

The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for a minimum of six months

The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Lillian A. Ballard has committed professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely, making knowingly false statements on a résumé she submitted to two law firms when applying for a job as a lawyer, giving one of these law firms a forged law school transcript, making knowingly false statements to a person who worked in the recruiting department of one of these law firms, and making knowingly false statements to the Director.

The attorney unconditionally admitted the allegations.

Conditions for reinstatement

Respondent may petition for reinstatement under Rule 18(a)–(d), RLPR. Reinstatement is conditioned on successful completion of the written examination required for admission to the practice of law by the State Board of Law Examiners on the subject of professional responsibility, see Rule 18(e)(2), RLPR; see also Rule 4.A.(5), Rules for Admission to the Bar (requiring evidence that an applicant has successfully completed the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination); and satisfaction of continuing legal education requirements, see Rule 18(e)(4), RLPR.

(Mike Frisch)

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