Saturday, August 21, 2010

Very unusual sanction

The Legal Profession Blog is reporting today on a bar discipline case from North Carolina that imposes a very unusual limitation on the attorney's practice as a sanction: the attorney was banned from representing female clients.

In this case, it was proven that the attorney had attempted to have sex with clients and had made inappropriate sexual comments to clients. He was suspended for three years, but the suspension was stayed upon compliance with numerous conditions, including that the attorrney would represent female clients.

I have never heard of such a limitation before and I am not sure it is the best idea. Perhaps mandatory counseling or therapy would have been better.

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