Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Reporting another attorney

Anyone here ever reported another attorney to the bar, or ca dingbat04/08/19
What was the reason, if you don’t mind my asking. fuckyouracists04/08/19
no - never been in that situation and it would have to be pr williamdrayton04/08/19
Those types always focus on screwing over other losers. They triplesix04/08/19
Exactly. fuckyouracists04/09/19
Yeah. They investigated. Nothing happened. I hate the bar. fettywap04/08/19
I reported one to the judge in lieu of the bar which is what persius04/08/19
Never. I ride with the car. One of my former co-workers repo isthisit04/09/19
Yes. One for stealing a client's money. The other because th jorgedeclaro04/09/19
Oh yeah. Did that too. Client paid a lawyer $10,000 after he fettywap04/10/19
your state is too nice dingbat04/10/19
Thinking of doing one now. bigsal04/11/19
Please tell dingbat04/11/19
Nah can't. bigsal04/11/19
I would not report another attorney unless their ethical vio uknownvalue04/11/19
Not exactly on point, but once I called our state's ethics h youngbuck04/11/19
if you did not spend that many hours on the matter and did n dingbat04/11/19
for everyone saying they'd never snitch, or only for the wor dingbat04/11/19
I'm a bit surprised it doesn't happen more often, but then I schopenhauerx9904/12/19
dingbat (Apr 8, 2019 - 4:52 pm)

Anyone here ever reported another attorney to the bar, or caused another attorney to be reported?

Just found out about an attorney in town, his associate reported him to the bar.

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fuckyouracists (Apr 8, 2019 - 5:09 pm)

What was the reason, if you don’t mind my asking.

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williamdrayton (Apr 8, 2019 - 5:33 pm)

no - never been in that situation and it would have to be pretty damn egregious for me to report it - as in flat out theft of client funds

i remember a few years back some insufferable douchebag came on here threatening to report that a bunch of $30 per hour click monkeys were engaged in the unlicensed practice of law.

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triplesix (Apr 8, 2019 - 6:51 pm)

Those types always focus on screwing over other losers. They would never dare to go after real players doing real violations or crimes... The water flows down.

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fuckyouracists (Apr 9, 2019 - 8:26 am)

Exactly.

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fettywap (Apr 8, 2019 - 5:44 pm)

Yeah. They investigated. Nothing happened. I hate the bar.

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persius (Apr 8, 2019 - 6:03 pm)

I reported one to the judge in lieu of the bar which is what your supposed to do first.

I took over a case where the opposing attorney won fees and filed a fee affidavit for a bunch of stuff that was clearly done pro se. the judge was a blow hard and reamed me for filing to set aside the fee award for fraud. He changed his tune and took away the fees from the other lawyer though after I told him the bar told me to file with him first and then file a bar complaint and they will take a look at it. I then gave the client the information to file a bar complaint if he wanted. I don’t know if he ever did.

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isthisit (Apr 9, 2019 - 3:20 pm)

Never. I ride with the car. One of my former co-workers reported another immigration attorney to the bar because he screwed up the PC's case. There was nothing we could do but she wanted to make a report anyway.

I stopped sharing my near unethical behaviors after that.

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jorgedeclaro (Apr 9, 2019 - 11:07 pm)

Yes. One for stealing a client's money. The other because the bar asked us to (not sure why they couldn't start it themselves sua sponte).

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fettywap (Apr 10, 2019 - 12:01 am)

Oh yeah. Did that too. Client paid a lawyer $10,000 after he got arrested. The state declined to file charges. Lawyer kept the money. The bar made her give the money back and that was it.

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dingbat (Apr 10, 2019 - 2:49 pm)

your state is too nice

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bigsal (Apr 11, 2019 - 12:39 am)

Thinking of doing one now.

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dingbat (Apr 11, 2019 - 4:25 pm)

Please tell

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bigsal (Apr 11, 2019 - 11:59 pm)

Nah can't.

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uknownvalue (Apr 11, 2019 - 1:35 pm)

I would not report another attorney unless their ethical violation was also a serious crime AND I had direct evidence of the crime. I think it is best to mind your own business - nobody likes a snitch.

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youngbuck (Apr 11, 2019 - 2:34 pm)

Not exactly on point, but once I called our state's ethics hotline because I wasn't sure if I was being involved in something unethical. An attorney I worked for part-time (as basically a clerk my first year out of school) had me draft a certificate of services saying I spent spent x amount of hours on the case and billed this amount per hour. Basically it looked as though he had hired me as a lawyer, not like I was a kid working for him getting paid $20.00 an hour. The person at the ethics hotline couldn't give me a straight answer and to this day, I don't know if it was right or not, sure didn't seem it though.

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dingbat (Apr 11, 2019 - 4:24 pm)

if you did not spend that many hours on the matter and did not bill that amount, it's fraud.
If you did spend that much time on it and billed that amount, then, yeah, it's fine (so long as the certificate doesn't state or imply that you were a lawyer, rather than a law clerk*)


*it's great that attorneys know the difference, but joe public doesn't know the difference, and could easily be fooled into thinking a law clerk is an attorney. That could be misleading in and of itself.

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dingbat (Apr 11, 2019 - 4:26 pm)

for everyone saying they'd never snitch, or only for the worst possible offenses, would your answer change if the other attorney was a sh-tboomer?

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schopenhauerx99 (Apr 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm)

I'm a bit surprised it doesn't happen more often, but then I remember: most lawyers are lazy and don't want an additional headache.

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