Indefinite Suspension for Cuyahoga Judge Who Lied to FBI

Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Bridget McCafferty has been indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court for violations of several Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules of Judicial Conduct. McCafferty was snared in the FBI’s investigation into corruption among public officials and public employees in and around Cuyahoga County. While investigating several targets, […]

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Above the Law: Lawyer Smacks Judge Repeatedly With Flyswatter

To sum up an article from Above the Law (ATL), we now live in a world where “Lawyer Smacks Judge Repeatedly With Flyswatter” is a real headline. The ATL article explains the event: Evgeniy Tankov, a 35-year-old attorney in Kazakhstan, was unhappy with both a judge’s ruling and the fact that most of us think […]

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ABA Article: Two-Word ‘Reply All’ Email Leads to Suspension for Atlanta Prosecutor

I couldn’t have said it better myself. The ABA describes this incident so well that it’s only appropriate to share their story. May we all think twice before sending another e-mail. *Please note the content of this post is the original article posted by the ABA Journal on July 14, 2014. The ABA reports*: A […]

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Law Director Suspended for Prostitution-Related Offenses

Decided: May 22, 2014 Attorney:  Scott Thomas Hillis Misconduct:  Conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law Citation: Disciplinary Counsel v. Hillis, Slip Opinion No. 2014-Ohio-2113 Discipline:  Six-month stayed suspension Scott Thomas Hillis, elected part-time law director for Zanesville, was suspended for six months (stayed on conditions) for pleading to misdemeanor offenses of solicitation and criminal […]

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Injunction Against N.C. Attorney Provides Cautionary Tale

In response to consumer complaints, a North Carolina attorney and local elected official recently agreed to an injunction prohibiting him from handling client funds. Bill Sage, a veteran lawyer in the Tarheel state and mayor of Orient, N.C., agreed to the injunction sought by the North Carolina State Bar. The Consent Order also prohibits Sage […]

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