Indefinite Suspension For Lying About In-State Residency To Get Law School Tuition Break
Maryland has imposed at least a 30 day suspension on a lawyer who claimed to be a resident of West Virginia while attending West Virginia College of Law in 1994 but actually lived 18 miles away from the border in Maryland. The deception was revealed by the lawyer's ex-husband. The Maryland Court of Appeals called the lawyer's long "sterling record" of ethical practice and her remorse highly significant mitigating factors in her discipline. The lawyer offered to repay the law school the $11,000 difference in tuition, but the dean declined the offer.