March 08, 2004

How to Lose Your Law License for Only $40

Per the Fulton County Daily Report today: A Georgia attorney with an otherwise clean discipline record just lost his law license by aggressively billing clients for his time spent defending himself from grievances they filed against him with the State Bar of Georgia's discipline authorities.

In my opinion, this case should be on the final exam for every new law grad. For purposes of this question, present the article and ask how many mistakes the attorney made in both judgment and against existing ethical rules and laws.

Accordingly, if this incident can be used to educate lawyers by example, then at least some good has come of it (hence the reason for this post).

Topic(s):   Law Practice Management
Posted by Jeff Beard