Friday, March 26, 2010

Suspension for poor supervision and employee's mishandling of client's funds

In class we emphasize how important it is to handle client's funds properly. As everybody knows, mishandling clients' money is one of the most, if not the most, common grounds for disbarment. That part is easy to remember. Here is a story that reminds us of another aspect of this important duty. The lawyer can be disciplined (and liable) for an employee's conduct too. The ABA is reporting today that a New Hampshire attorney has had his license suspended for six months because his paralegal allegedly embezzled $80,000 from clients. Go here for the story.

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