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ARDC alleges lawyer recorded false time entries

BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD OF THE.

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.