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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Ohio Judge Arrested on OVI Charge

Central Ohio news outlets are reporting that Judge Dean Wilson of Perry County has been arrested in Columbus after he allegedly drove his car into a COTA bus, and then fled the scene. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Judge Wilson hit a COTA bus with his black Mercedes on West Spring Street in the Arena […]

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Atlanta Partner Accused of Embezzling $30 million

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Wednesday that an Atlanta law firm and a related title company have sued a partner at the law firm, alleging he embezzled $30 million from escrow and other accounts. Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC and Landcastle Title, LLC, filed the suit on August 25. The defendant is Nathan E. Hardwick, […]

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Students Go Broke as For-Profit Law Schools Get Rich

According to a feature story in The Atlantic last week, for-profit law schools across the country are getting rich, while their students are saddled with massive debt. The story, by Atlantic reporter Paul Campos, takes a hard look at the practices of for-profit law schools like Florida Coastal, one of three law schools run by […]

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