A court recently ordered that an attorney be suspended for at least nine months following his conviction in a drug case. The attorney was accused and eventually found guilty of helping a client purchase illegal marijuana.
An attorney was disbarred by their state supreme court recently after she borrowed money from a client who was in jail. The attorney was managing a probate matter for the incarcerated client and was instructed to hold the more than $48,000 inheritance until the client was released. Instead, the attorney used some of that money for herself and when the client was freed in 2011 she was unable to produce the funds that belonged to him.