Kansas AG Sues Founder of Association for Honest Attorneys
Corrected: The Kansas Attorney General’s office has sued the head of the nonprofit Association for Honest Attorneys.
The suit claims the group’s founder, Joan Heffington, is violating consumer protection laws by advertising that she can help people with lawsuits, even though she does not have a law license, the Wichita Eagle reports.
The suit says Heffington helped people file lawsuits against courts and state agencies.
Heffington told the newspaper that she has never had a law license, and that should protect her from accusations of unlawful practice of law. “All of the cases I have checked in the law library, the only people who have been found guilty are people who used to be lawyers, lost their licenses and continued to practice law,” she told the newspaper.
The website for Heffington’s group lists “lawyers to avoid/consider” and says one of its board members is God. The group, known as A.H.A.!, also endorses a constitutional amendment requiring evaluation of evidence by a computer program. The website says the program is “written to calculate the percentage of likelihood that the alleged defendant is guilty of the wrong for which he is accused.”
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Last updated on March 17, 2011, to note that the Kansas AG sued Joan Heffington. Also added was a link to a more recent story about the case.
Last updated on March 17, 2011, to note that the Kansas AG’s office sued Joan Heffington. Also added was a link to a more recent story about the case.