Greetings, The Friday Whine is a casual email to friends and colleagues and contains two things: An ethics update, and a wine recommendation. If you see text in blue, it is a link to an article or information.
I’ll assume you’ve already heard of former unknown attorney Aaron Schlossberg.
Aaron walked next door to grab some take out for lunch and now is the most famous lawyer on the internet.
Appears though the investigative wing of the internet has discovered this isn’t Aaron’s first time expressing his views.
And there’s already been Bar Complaints.
If I’m the Bar, my response is “what can I do to this guy that he hasn’t already done to himself?
So is there an ethics violation?
Well there is the First Amendment. If this guy wants to stand in a restaurant and complain that America is not white and English enough, he can do that.
But he threatened to call ICE, claiming that because these workers were speaking Spanish they were illegally in America. He had no good faith basis to subject these people to possibly being detained, and therefore his call to ICE would be an act that could be false, dishonest, or contain misrepresentations.
That’s a Rule 8.4 violation.
I think the Bar will send him a letter, and he will respond that he has a First Amendment right to say what he wants (he’s right), and that he never went forward with anything.
Aaron’s got bigger problems, that will live on forever on your computer screen. Standard mitigation for a Bar Complaint is that the lawyer has suffered other consequences of the misconduct. I think Aaron has met that standard, thankfully.
Your Royal Wedding Wine
BREAKING: The Royal Wedding is this weekend.
You waking up at 4 a.m. to watch? Need something to drink?
Here’s a story about the British wine that may be served. (I’ve never had British wine, nor probably have you.).
I’m thinking 4 a.m., on the couch, its Champagne.
If you’re really in to this event and want to live like the Royals, you’ll need to pony up. Here is what was served at the Royal Wedding in 2011.
It’s at Total Wine.