LAW PROFESSORS FILE LEGAL ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST KELLYANNE CONWAY

A group of 15 legal ethics professors have made a complaint to the Bar against Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s counsellor, accusing her of misconduct.

  1. Kellyanne Conway is an attorney and a member of the D.C. bar.
  2. Conway is currently suspended from the D.C. bar for failure to pay her dues.
  3. The bar has a very strict code of conduct for its members that could result in punishments from a private warning to losing one’s license to practice law.
  4. The legal bar looks very unfavorably on deceptive, fraudulent and dishonest conduct that harms clients and/or the public.
  5. Law professors from a number of law schools have filed an ethics complaints against Conway for, “conduct [that is] outside the norm for a member of the legal profession.” [The Intellectualist]

Mrs Conway is a qualified lawyer who was admitted to the Washington DC Bar in 1995 after studying at George Washington University Law School.

The professors, from establishments including Yale Law School and Duke University, claimed she had breached an ethics code in the course of her work for Mr Trump.

In a letter to the Washington DC Office of Disciplinary Counsel they listed occasions on which they argued Mrs Conway had “brought shame upon the legal profession” and engaged in “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation”.

“Not only was there no ‘massacre’ in Bowling Green, Kentucky (or Bowling Green, New York for that matter) but Ms Conway knew there was no massacre,” the professors said.

The complaint also accused Mrs Conway of making a “false statement that President Obama had ‘banned’ Iraqi refugees from coming into the United States for six months following the ‘Bowling Green massacre’.

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