California Lawyer in Ethics Trouble for Photoshopping

A California lawyer is in ethics trouble for photoshopping her own image into pictures of celebrities and politicians. Svitlana Sangary was charged with four counts of misconduct. One of the charges, for deceptive advertising, is based upon images from Sangary’s law firm website. Sangary had posted photos to her website depicting her alongside President Obama, […]

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U.S. Senators, Others, Urge Alabama Judge to Step Down

In follow up to Monday’s post, two U.S. senators and others are urging Judge Mark Fuller of the Middle District of Alabama to step down from the bench. The New York Times reports that U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, both of Alabama, believe that the public has lost confidence in Fuller, and that […]

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Alabama Judge Accepts Plea Deal for Abusing Wife

A federal judge in Alabama has accepted a plea deal related to allegations that he beat his wife. Judge Mark Fuller of the Middle District of Alabama faced domestic abuse charges. Fuller was arrested in August when his wife called police and reported that he got drunk and beat her in an Atlanta hotel room. […]

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Lifetime Ban for Arkansas Judge Who Published Charlize Theron Adoption Details

The Arkansas Supreme Court has removed Faulkner County Circuit Judge from the bench after the judge posted online comments revealing information related to Charlize Theron’s 2012 adoption of a baby in his court. The Court accepted the Arkansas Judicial Discipline Commission’s agreed lifetime ban of Judge Mike Maggio, but refused to compensate Maggie through the […]

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113 Offenses Leads to $280k+ Fine in Unauthorized Practice of Law Case

Decided: May 7, 2014 Misconduct:  Unauthorized practice of law Citation: Cleveland Metro. Bar Assn. v. Wooten, 139 Ohio St.3d 177, 2014-Ohio-1907 Discipline:  Injunction and civil penalty Derek Wooten (a non-lawyer) and Aaron, Derek, Carter & Steen, L.L.C. (ADCS) were fined $282,500 by the Supreme Court – $2,500 for each of the 113 times they engaged in the unauthorized practice […]

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