Friday, August 27, 2004

Ethics Error

From ABA Journal eReport:

Ethics error


Judge Suspends Lawyer Accused of Hinting She Would Label Ex-client a Terrorist Sympathizer

Sheri Paige has been found responsible for several ethics violations in her law career – failing to return client evidence, using an improper fee agreement, even submitting falsified documents in her defense. This time, a judge has decided Paige’s misconduct warrants a one-year suspension.

When a client got a new lawyer and told Paige he was going to file a complaint against her, according to the court record, she suggested that any testimony she might present at a grievance hearing would undermine his application for a green card and could increase any interest the FBI had in him as an Egyptian immigrant and a "possible terrorist sympathizer."

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