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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    You don't see it ANYWHERE. It's akin to news doctors are brawling, drinking and fucking in operating rooms during surgery.
    Well...there might have been that one episode of Grey's Anatomy....




    (I kid, I kid.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Thank you. In my righteously indignant haste to post that Op, I did not clarify that:

    Unlike most workplaces, in a DA's office, prosecuting attorneys have sometimes got liability for their co-workers' misconduct.

    IMO.

    I'm confident any lawyer in that DA's office, who knew of another lawyer's horrible conduct, had a duty to report that breach of ethics to the state bar association.

    Meaning, even the Bronx DA's lawyers who have conducted themselves as consummate professionals can't/couldn't ethically remain quiet about it.

    As in, they should also face disbarment.

    IMO, anyway.

    It's similar to lawyers in a law firm partnership, only one of whom is embezzling client funds. Her partners have a duty to report this horrible conduct to the state board, because they know of the crime and ALL the lawyers in a law firm owe a duty of care to ALL that firm's clients.

    I doubt N.Y. state has a direct precedent to the alleged facts here, but that's how I would gamble the courts would rule, if the question were before them.

    Every fucking lawyer who went to court drunk, etc. AND every fucking lawyer who knew about it but chose to keep silent, should be disbarred.

    Depending on the facts, some should face prison time.

    It's possible the other employees also have potential liability. There are certified law enforcement officers working there, as investigators. Even as to the administrative staff, I imagine NYC pensions include a "bad boy" clause, such that severe misconduct is grounds for forfeiting that pension.

    I'm pissed as hell, and nobody else even seems animated about this thread. Does the average American really think this is the level of horseshit that should be expected from our prosecutors?

    That thought scares me.

    @Wonderer, @Ian Jeffrey, @Leo2.....do you agree with me?
    I agree that the described behavior is troubling and that lawyers have an ethical duty to report other lawyers when they know they are breaching the rules of ethics. The fact that it's in the DA's office rather than a private law firm adds the element of bad behavior on the public's dime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Thank you. In my righteously indignant haste to post that Op, I did not clarify that:

    Unlike most workplaces, in a DA's office, prosecuting attorneys have sometimes got liability for their co-workers' misconduct.

    IMO.

    I'm confident any lawyer in that DA's office, who knew of another lawyer's horrible conduct, had a duty to report that breach of ethics to the state bar association.

    Meaning, even the Bronx DA's lawyers who have conducted themselves as consummate professionals can't/couldn't ethically remain quiet about it.

    As in, they should also face disbarment.

    IMO, anyway.

    It's similar to lawyers in a law firm partnership, only one of whom is embezzling client funds. Her partners have a duty to report this horrible conduct to the state board, because they know of the crime and ALL the lawyers in a law firm owe a duty of care to ALL that firm's clients.

    I doubt N.Y. state has a direct precedent to the alleged facts here, but that's how I would gamble the courts would rule, if the question were before them.

    Every fucking lawyer who went to court drunk, etc. AND every fucking lawyer who knew about it but chose to keep silent, should be disbarred.

    Depending on the facts, some should face prison time.

    It's possible the other employees also have potential liability. There are certified law enforcement officers working there, as investigators. Even as to the administrative staff, I imagine NYC pensions include a "bad boy" clause, such that severe misconduct is grounds for forfeiting that pension.

    I'm pissed as hell, and nobody else even seems animated about this thread. Does the average American really think this is the level of horseshit that should be expected from our prosecutors?

    That thought scares me.

    @Wonderer, @Ian Jeffrey, @Leo2.....do you agree with me?
    Upon researching less biased sources, I am of the opinion that the NY Daily News article linked in the OP is horseshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    I agree that the described behavior is troubling and that lawyers have an ethical duty to report other lawyers when they know they are breaching the rules of ethics. The fact that it's in the DA's office rather than a private law firm adds the element of bad behavior on the public's dime.
    You are genius at translating my quasi-hysterical rants into calm, thoughtful remarks.

    I bet your clients adore you, madam!

    Thank you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    You are genius at translating my quasi-hysterical rants into calm, thoughtful remarks.

    I bet your clients adore you, madam!

    Thank you so much.
    Heh. They "adore" me when I get a good result for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Heh. They "adore" me when I get a good result for them.
    Ayup. Fickle little fuckers, ain't they?

    Lol. The miseries of running your own business.

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