Notary Misrepresentation

January 19, 2012

  • 45 Attorney and Client
  • 45I The Office of Attorney
  • 45I(C) Discipline
  • 45k37 Grounds for Discipline
  • 45k42 k. Deception of Court or Obstruction of Administration of Justice.

45 Attorney and ClientAttorney whose vision was impaired by cataracts to the extent that he could not actually see testator or witnesses sign their names to a will, but notarized the will anyway and then submitted it to court for probate, violated rules of professional conduct that prohibited attorney from knowingly offering evidence that the attorney knows to be false, and engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.
In re Brown, 68 So. 3d 1023 (La. 2011)
Suggested by Ben Frisch, Attorney Editor, Westlaw