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Lesson No. 1: If You Get Disbarred, Stop Practicing Law

Timothy Eddy was a practicing attorney in Illinois until he was disbarred in 2002 on charges of embezzling from a debt collection service.

However, according to prosecutors, for the next eight years Eddy continued practicing law under the name of another attorney -- someone Eddy had worked with at the collection service. 

Eddy was ultimately arrested on felony charges of practicing law under a false name, and subsequently pleaded guilty to impersonating an attorney in two counties. This week, as UPI reports, he received a three-year sentence in each case.

The moral of this story is: When you get disbarred, find a new profession! If you were smart enough to pass the bar, you're smart enough to start a new career.

Guest blogger Ruth Carter is a law student in her final semester at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Posted by Laurel Newby on February 11, 2011 at 04:02 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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