Career-Ending News For Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyers?

  • 2018-10-19
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
 Career-Ending News For Christine Blasey Ford's Lawyers?
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The attorneys who represented Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings now face complaints with the D.C. bar. (Law & Crime)

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced on Friday that they filed the complaints against Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, and Michael Bromwich with the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court.

The complaint, which was in the form of a letter to the Board’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel, accused Ford’s legal team of violating ethics rules by not informing Ford of overtures made by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford said she went to Washington, D.C. despite a fear of flying.

“I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that was an unrealistic request,” she said, apparently not realizing that Grassley had already offered to do exactly that.

The watchdog organization alleges Ford's attorneys never told her she could've testified wherever she chose – even over the phone, as Chairman Grassley offered.

If true, that would be in direct violation of the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.
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