Friday, September 15, 2023

Multitasking Draws Suspension

A justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a one-year suspension for misconduct relating to compliance with continuing legal education requirements.

The attorney has been subject to an administrative suspension since 2020.

In 2023, he submitted documentation that

showed that he was attempting to get credit for two live webcasts that occurred simultaneously on June 16, 2022.

He stated that he had used his computer and an iPad but "did not realize that attending multiple CLEs simultaneously was a violation of the Bar rules and that if he had known such, he would not have done so."

He did attend a live presentation and an on-demand CLE after the violation but defaulted on the ensuing disciplinary charges.

The sanction requires him to seek court approval prior to reinstatement. (Mike Frisch)

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It is a lesson for all others who are greedy to get CLE credits. The message is loud and clear: "...attending multiple CLEs simultaneously is a violation of the Bar rules...".

Posted by: Dr. Kishor Dere | Sep 22, 2023 3:37:43 AM

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