Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More examples of how not to practice law...

If the judge gives you an order, follow it or fight it but don't go behing the judge's back to avoid it. The ABA reports today on a case where a lawyer, after voluntarily withdrawing from a personal injury case when his law firm was accused of bribing an employee of the defendant, tried to avoid a court's order that he forgo any fees in the case by entering into a secret fee sharing agreement with the attorney who took over the case. Phew, that was a long sentence! So let me get this straight. This guy is caught bribing a possible witness and the judge lets him withdraw on the condition that he not make any money in the case, and then he goes and tries to do it anyway.... and gets caught... again.

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