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Lawyer who ‘dropped the ball’ ordered to pay $11K (access required)

A Fairfax lawyer who fell short on discovery and admitted he was unprepared for trial in a divorce case has been sanctioned $11,000 by a Fairfax County judge. The penalty was imposed on the lawyer, but not the client, based on findings by Judge David Bernhard in a 21-page opinion in Chapilliquen v. Chapilliquen (VLW 019-8-067). Bernhard ...