A 29 Hour Workday?

By: Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger. This was posted Friday, September 20th, 2013

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A recent article highlighted an attempt by an Ohio attorney to claim that he worked in excess of 20 hours on multiple days. In the disciplinary proceedings, the lawyer’s lawyer indicated that he did the work but may have been sloppy in his timekeeping.  The “sloppy” defense is hard to swallow.

Like many busy professionals, lawyers are under pressure to manage their practice along with bringing in an income to sustain their firm (and their families).  Simply stated, the Rules of Professional Conduct governing lawyers wholly condemns deceitful actions by lawyers.  Unless he was able to work over multiple time zones or  manipulate the space-time continuum, this behavior should be sanctioned.

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