Litchfield J.D. Grievance Panel v. Moore
A lawyer who allegedly fails to provide all the information requested to an agency that investigates can engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, in violation of Rule 8.4(4) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. A local grievance panel found probable cause that the respondent attorney violated Rules 3.3(a)(1), 8.1(2), 8.4(3) and 8.4(4) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Disciplinary counsel agreed to the dismissal of charges that the respondent violated 3.3(a)(1) and 8.4(3) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The respondent, Lawrence Moore, was admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut in May 2008 and has no prior history of discipline. The respondent waived his right to an evidentiary hearing and wrote, "I admit I did engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice and did not provide all the requested information to an investigating agency and failed to respond in a timely manner to a grievance complaint." The Statewide Grievance Committee ordered the respondent attorney to attend a continuing legal education course in legal ethics.