Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lawyer Who Inflated Grades Gets 18-Month Suspension

The ABAJournal is a great website to find news about the law, the practice of law, and attorneys. Today, the Journal has an interesting article by Debra Cassens Weiss about the results of unauthorized grade inflation:

"A lawyer who inflated his law school grades to get a summer associate position at Sidley Austin got something of a reprieve from an Illinois ethics review board.

In April, a hearing board had recommended that Loren Friedman be suspended for three years for altering his transcript from the University of Chicago Law School. The chief counsel for the Illinois agency that oversees lawyer discipline appealed, saying Friedman should be disbarred.

The appeal has resulted in a recommended 18-month suspension, according to the American Lawyer and the Legal Profession Blog. According to the opinion by the Review Board of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Friedman did not harm any clients."

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To read the rest of the article, go to the ABAJournal site here.

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