‘Persistent Refusal to Acknowledge’ Court docket’s Authority in Divorce Continuing Results in Lawyer’s 18-Month Suspension

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court docket upheld an 18-month suspension for a Boston-area lawyer who made falsified private monetary statements and disobeyed a number of courtroom orders whereas representing herself in a divorce.

Maude Laroche-St. Fleur, an immigration lawyer at Laroche Regulation Workplace, had appealed a single justice’s order suspending her from working towards regulation for 18 months, however it was upheld in a per curiam order by the courtroom for her submitting of false monetary statements, having six contempt judgments in opposition to her within the divorce and associated issues, amongst different misconduct, in line with the state high court’s order filed Oct. 27.