On November 21, 2014 the hearing board of the Illinois Registration and Disciplinary Commission has recommended a 3-year suspension for an Illinois patent lawyer who blogged about corruption in the probate court. In re JoAnne Marie Denison.
Among the others, she was charged with “making a statement the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge, adjudicatory officer or public legal officer, in violation of Rule 8.2 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct (2010)”
For more information see this page of the ABA JOURNAL
see here for the Synopsis of Hearing Board Report and Recommendation.
For more information contact Nathan M. Crystal