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Suspension ordered to lawyer in Sarasota after having sex with client

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016    

A 30-day suspension was recently imposed on a male lawyer in Sarasota after he allegedly had sex with one of his clients, an article of the Herald-Tribune reported on April 1.

According to reports, the Florida Supreme Court has suspended Ralph Friedland after having sexual relations with a female client he represented in a probate case. Friedland, who apparently “believed that the case was weak”, had sex with his client a week before the trial. The unidentified woman, whom Friedland had dated in the past, claimed that Friedland had been negligent after the judge ruled against her. A Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator in Florida, Friedland previously was inexperienced in handling debatable will cases, court records showed.

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