Attorney Disbarred for Yelling at Federal Magistrate's Law Clerk
Per Legal Blog Watch, April 10, 2009:
Be kind to a judge's law clerk. That is the moral of a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision this week upholding the one-year disbarment from federal court of a lawyer who did not take kindly to the law clerk's phone call. As the lawyer grew increasingly angry during the call, the law clerk duly wrote it all down, later reporting it to Mildred Methvin, the federal magistrate judge for whom she worked in the Western District of Louisiana. Magistrate Judge Methvin passed it on to U.S. District Judge Tucker Melancon, all of which set in motion the path to the lawyer's disbarment.
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