Legal Ethics: Connecticut Lawyer gets Lifetime Ban from Representing Women.

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by sutteroconnell

The Connecticut Law Tribune is reporting that attorney Ira Mayo has ethical problems when it comes to representing women. First he was suspended from the practice of law for 15 months for making sexual advances to female clients. Those clients were referred to him by a group for abused women. Second he was the subject of a court order banning him from representing women in family law or domestic violence cases after he was accused of offering to waive fees in exchange for a massage. Now he is being suspended for four months and banned for life from representing women after he violated that order 11 times.

 

The ABA Journal notes that the women who filed the complaint are outraged at the short suspension. The disciplinary counsel initially sought disbarment but the case appears to have been settled for the brief suspension and the lifetime ban. For additional information see:  http://www.ctlawtribune.com/home/id=1202665886913?slreturn=20140706064608 and http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers_suspension_includes_lifetime_ban_on_representing_women/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_email