Legal Ethics

Ex-prosecutor won't be disciplined for relationship with judge


A former prosecutor won’t face attorney discipline over a relationship she had with a judge before whom she appeared.

Although Family Court Judge Steven Jones is facing a complaint by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline, ethics charges won’t be pursued against attorney Lisa Willardson, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Bar Counsel David Clark told the newspaper that he recommended a screening commission not pursue a legal ethics case because his review of courtroom videotapes showed Willardson only appeared before the judge on uncontested matters during their relationship.

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ABAJournal.com: “Judge Blasts Crotch Photo Snapped by Whistle-Blower Prosecutors; DA Files Ethics Complaint”

ABAJournal.com: “Vegas Judge, 5 Others Federally Indicted re Claimed $3M Fraud Scheme”

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