23
Nov
10

What’s On your website?

Mike Foster, Governor, not a lawyer

The American Bar Association reports that five partners making up the management committee of a Louisiana law firm were reprimanded for allowing misleading information on their website.  The website implied that former Louisiana Governor Mike Foster was a partner at the firm Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.  There was one problem though.  Gov. Foster did not have a law license and had never been a lawyer.  Gov. Foster did graduate law school but never took the bar exam.

The information on the website was placed there by a non-attorney employee.  The management committee was reprimanded for failure to supervise non-lawyer employees. 

The ethics opinion (one of them) can be viewed here.  The ethics rules in Georgia would apply similarly. 

The lesson from this decision?  C’mon.  You can figure it out.

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