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View Poll Results: Do do you believe it is a "Conflict of Interest" for his own committee to judge the charge
There is NO Conflict of Interest. His own committee can judge him fairly 0 0%
There is a Conflict of Interest. Another committee should be used. 7 63.64%
Since he is an officer in Attorney Ethics, a special investigation should be set up. 4 36.36%
There is a Conflict of Interest. But I do not know what the State should do. 0 0%
Not Sure. 0 0%
Other, please post. 0 0%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:00 AM
 
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The State of New Jersey has the NJ Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Ethics investigating Legal Malpractice charges against attorneys.

Attorney Ethics Committees are broken down into local districts. Sometimes, an attorney can have his own practice or be a member of a law firm; and at the same time, he or she can be serving on his local attorney ethics committee.

If legal malpractice complaints were being brought against an attorney, who is actually serving on his local attorney ethics committee, do you believe it is a "Conflict of Interest" for his own committee to judge the charges against him?

The legal malpractice charges being brought against him are for ethics violations committed by him and the law firm that he works for. The charges have nothing to do with him serving on the attorney ethics committee.

This attorney is not only serving on his local attorney ethics committee, but he is also the committee's vice-chairman.

Do do you believe it is a "Conflict of Interest" for his own committee to judge the charges against him?
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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Default Without permission from the client, the law firm's partners relaced the case's orginal attorney, who screwed up, with th

Without permission from the client, the law firm's partners relaced the case's orginal attorney, who screwed up, with this Attorney Ethics vice-chairman, because they knew he would be able to protect his law firm from Legal Malpractice charges.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Default The Vice Chairman of NJ Attorney Ethics Committed Ethics Violations On His Own...

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Without permission from the client, the law firm's partners relaced the case's orginal attorney, who screwed up, with this Attorney Ethics vice-chairman, because they knew he would be able to protect his law firm from Legal Malpractice charges.
After the vice-chairman of attorney ethics took over his law firm's case, he over-charged the client and did some false billing on his own and went on to commit other attorney ethics violations.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:42 PM
 
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The Legal Malpractice charges were brought to New Jersey's Superior Court. They were found to be justified. The evidence was the law firm's own Contact, their own Invoices, court filed documents, letters and statements. Against the Vice-Chairman's objections, the Superior Court judge, based on the evidence, decided the charges warranted the law division for damages. The vice-chairman of attorney ethics represented his law firm during the Superior court case. (The Vice-Chairman had jurisdiction of every judge and attorney, who used that Superior Courthouse and had many friends there.)

The client represented himself, PRO SE. When the client went to use the court transcript for the law division for damages, the court transcript went strangely missing before it could be typed. The Superior Court law division case was then thrown out of court for lack of merit.

The Attorney Ethics violations were brought to the state's Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics. The Vice-Chairman of Attorney Ethics and two other of his law firm's attorneys lied in sworn certifications and had no supporting evidence. Dispite all the evidence that the client produced, the charges were thrown out.

When the client tried to bring the charges back into the Office of Attorney Ethics, he was being forced to resubmit the charges to the vice-chairman's committee.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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Default The FBI Agrees That My Evidence On The Internet Warrants An Investigation Of New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics And

The FBI Agrees That My Evidence On The Internet Warrants An Investigation Of New Jersey's Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics And Those Politicians and NJ Officials, Who Protect The Status Quo.
FBI Agrees To Look Into My Corruption Charges Against The State of New Jersey
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee needs to be investigated because there is definitely a conflict of interest when attorneys investigate other attorneys who may be friends personally and professionally. I believe that my case was not properly investigated because the ethics committe from District IIIA is protecting the attorney Laurence Hecker and his law firm. I also believe that the Office of Attorney Ethics is doing the same. They both need to be investigated.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Central NJ, by the shore
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Thank God someone is finally going to check into this. It's not just NJ that has this problem. I've got a friend in FL who experienced the same thing. The lawyer actually told her he had 'friends' on the ethics committee whom he golfed with etc, and this right after a deposition!!!
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