TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 20, 2016

Coffee County attorney Cathleen Grady Conley was censured by the state Supreme Court on April 20. The court found that Conley’s office staff would review bankruptcy court records and phoned creditors who had not yet filed a proof of claim. If the creditor expressed interest, the staff sent an email with a claim form and contract that Conley would receive one third of any money recovered. Neither the phone call nor the email explained that Conley was not acting as an attorney, or contained notice that the protections of the client-lawyer relationship did not exist. Read the BPR notice.