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5.03.2007

You Know Your Law Career Is In Trouble When . . .


(1) A company sues your client and wins
(2) That company files a judgment lien against some property that your client owns
(3) Later, you tell your client that the judgment lien has been released by the court so it's ok to get a loan against the property
(4) You tell your client that you will need $90,000 from the loan proceeds to deposit with the court as a bond (in exchange for the lien being released)
(5) You give your client the document signed by the federal judge which releases the lien, and the client files the document with the county clerk.
(6) You pocket the $90,000
(7) All hell breaks loose when it is discovered that you falsely created the document releasing the lien and forged a federal judge's signature to it.

And the Denver lawyer admits it all in this pdf letter.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it just goes ta showya! How many lawyer jokes are there? Only one...all the rest are true!

mzchief said...

HOW does anyone THAT stupid make it through law school?

Anonymous said...

Many may think the guy will lose his ability to practice law because of his fraudulent activity. In fact he will lose his ability to practice law because of his honesty. Everyone knows there can be no such thing as an honest lawyer.

Anonymous said...

And now he gets to brush up on his criminal law skills.

Anonymous said...

For a career that requires so much education this guy is just dumb.

HHL said...

say what you want about lawyers, but if it had been a member of a different profession that did something like this, it's much less likely that you would seem them taking full responsibility and writing this kind of letter -- more likely they would "lawyer up" and try to avoid responsibility.

Anonymous said...

I know you had to do what you did because back surgery isn't cheap.

In the meantime,get yourself a good lawyer and fight this thing until the Barry end.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it rakes a lot of guts to do that. I know what he did was wrong, but I almost admire him for at least being a stand-up guy about it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:46, could you please define "... a good lawyer"?