Bad lawyer stories to balance the bad judge story

Appeal Doesn’t Delay Attorney’s Disbarment

Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal  

A Brooklyn attorney who was convicted in 2013 for his role in a scheme to swindle an elderly woman out of her multi-million-dollar property in Harlem and deceiving a bank into awarding a mortgage for it has been disbarred.

And presumably (from the headline) he filed an appeal and wants to keep working until then? Am I being too cliché-ridden to call this chutzpah?

Has the word “chutzpah” itself become a cliché?

Should I stop asking these questions right now?

UPDATE 5/22/15 4:36 p.m. OK, but here’s yet another bad lawyer story via the New York Law Journal. And this lawyer’s going away:

Attorney Is Sentenced for Role in Mortgage Fraud

Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal


An attorney has been sentenced to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison and will forfeit her law license for her role in what authorities said was a years-long scheme to defraud home buyers and institutional lenders in the Syracuse area.

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