The ARDC has filed a complaint against a lawyer alleging that he billed false time to a matter while he was working for a law firm. Obviously, this is a complaint and has not been proven. The lawyer has the right to counsel and a hearing. It can be difficult to prove false time cases because you must prove that the lawyer really did no work, even if he claimed he did. It involves a question of intent, often hard to prove. The evidence introduced at the hearing must be compelling to sustain a finding of dishonesty.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.