Monday, February 1, 2010

Update on disbarment for not taking role of juror seriously

Back in July I posted that the California Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who reportedly changed his vote during jury deliberations simply to end a tie because he was tired of serving as a juror. See here. Today, the Legal Profession Blog posted an update on this story (here) which includes two interesting new pieces of information: (1) shortly after his trial before the bar on the misconduct as a juror, the attorney had been suspended for stealing money from a client and (2) the attorney now has filed a federal civil rights action against the Supreme Court, the State Bar Court and the bar attorneys handling his case. Stay tuned...

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