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Trust and estate lawyers face ‘considerable financial strain’

An Estate of Denial® post earlier this week cited an article out of The Tennessean which said Tennessee’s Board of Professional Responsibility is disciplining more attorneys – attorneys who are “abandoning their law practices and taking client money with them.” EoD routinely reports on attorneys directly stealing from clients as well as cases in which Keep Reading…

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Solicitors from Hell lodges appeal (UK)

Don’t yet count out Solicitors from Hell, the U.K.-based legal industry watchdog web site that late last year was forced to shut down.  On the Diary of Injustice in Scotland blog, a Peter Cherbi post entitled Appeal lodged against High Court’s takedown of Solicitors from Hell, ICO tells Law Society CEO Des Hudson ‘to live Keep Reading…

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‘Professional Responsibility’ board reports increase of disciplining attorneys for client theft (TN)

At Impeachrandykennedy’s Blog, Danny Tate has posted a disturbing story on how the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee reports an increase of attorneys being disciplined for stealing from their clients. From Pauper v. Probate: News Alert!!! The Board of Professional Responsibility is being Responsible… BRAVO!: The disciplinary body over attorneys, Keep Reading…

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Honolulu man sentenced to prison for embezzling from family trust

From the Honolulu Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Honolulu Man Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Family Trust U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii January 03, 2012 (808) 541-2850 HONOLULU—Scott Kamiya, 34, was sentenced to serve 33 months in federal prison today by United States District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi for embezzling money Keep Reading…

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Mark Steyn asks ‘happy new year’?

Estate of Denial® has always respected Mark Steyn’s punditry.  His recent column New Year Looks No Less Dysfunctional Than The Old showcases Steyn’s ability to articulate alarming fiscal realities in the clueless, oblivious context of today’s sociological realities.  This piece aptly portrays life here in the Land of the Gimme-Gimmes and the Home of the Keep Reading…

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