The respondent, an attorney, was the President and Treasurer of her condo association. She allegedly used $5,666.29 in condominium funds for personal purchases. The Condominium association apparently reported her to the ARDC which filed a complaint. The Hearing Board states that the respondent had $175,000 in student loans.
This is another example of a lawyer engaging in misconduct in non-legal duties and suffering punishment as a result. Also, the conversion was extremely easy to prove because the association’s funds were used for personal items.
Comment: Obviously, the respondent has the right to file an appeal of this decision and the Review Board could reach a different result.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.