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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