Monday, June 20, 2011
NC Lawyer Gary B. Kivett's Quite a Character
He's also the respondent to a North Carolina Bar Complaint for getting all touchy, feely, and intercourse-y with a number of his female clients. In other words a real snake in the grass.
A colorful blawg item by Mike Frisch at the Legal Profession reports that the NC bar authorities are a little tired of Kivett's inappropriate relations with his female clients and in one case, the wife of a client One charge relates to sex Kivett had with a client on Grandfather Mountain.
I've said it over and over again: Do not have sex with the client. The client comes to a lawyer because they seek independent professional help while the client is in a legally vulnerable position of some sort. Sex with the clients so completely compromises everything important about the trust relationship comprising the lawyer-client contract.