Lawyer is suspended over false statements made to law firms

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The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for false statements made in her search for a job.

The court suspended Lillian A. Ballard of Minnesota for six months in a June 30 order noted by the Legal Profession Blog. Ballard had admitted the allegations and agreed to the suspension.

According to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Ballard made false statements on a resumé submitted to two law firms and gave one of the law firms a forged law school transcript. She also made false statements to a person working in the recruiting department of one of the law firms and to the director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

The suspension order does not elaborate on the false statements made.

Before reinstatement, Ballard will have to pass the portion of the bar exam on professional responsibility.

Ballard was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 2015.

See also: “Although high-powered people lie more easily, it’s not advisable for job-hunting lawyers” “Electronic trail reveals lawyer resumé lies, costing job opportunities”

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