06.20.2014 Reprimand [Forsyth County]

On June 20, 2014, the Grievance Committee of the North Carolina State Bar reprimanded Kristen N. Comerford (“Comerford”).  Comerford’s former employer previously filed a grievance against her after learning that she had falsified multiple entries in the firm’s document review software.  Her actions violated Rule 8.4(c) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, which prohibits conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.

Although the above violation is not excused, the Grievance Committee noted that Comerford was relatively inexperienced in the practice of law at the time of her misconduct.  For this reason, the Committee determined that a censure was not required in this instance.

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About Laura Tonch, Former Senior Staff Writer/Ethics (18 Articles)
Laura Tonch served as the Ethics Staff Writer for the Campbell Law Observer. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned a degree in General Business with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Psychology. After her first year of law school, Laura studied abroad in Vienna, Austria to study Comparative Civil Liberties through Wake Forest University School of Law. She interned for the NC Department of Justice, Transportation Section during the summer of 2014. Laura graduated from Campbell Law School in May 2015.
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