Friday, February 24, 2012

How not to practice law: lie to the disciplinary board in an attempt to cover your misconduct -- UPDATED

We have seen this one before, but it never ceases to amaze me.  The Legal Profession blog is reporting that the Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney, whose most serious violation was that she submitted false documents in defense of the disciplinary charges.  The case is called Attorney Grievance Commission v. Payer and it is available here.

UPDATE 2-24-12:  The Legal Profession blog is reporting yet another case of an attorney making things worse by lying during disciplinary proceedings.   In this case, the attorney engaged in misconduct in connection with a real estate transaction and compounded the problem by testifying falsely in the ensuing bar proceedings.  What ts different about this case is that the attorney was only suspended for eighteen months rather than disbarred.  The case is called Matter of Gurevich and it is available here.

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