People v. Edgar-Dickman.
No. 21PDJ003. 1/22/2021. Conditional Admission of Misconduct—Attorney Suspended.
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct in this reciprocal discipline matter and suspended Lisa Michelle Edgar-Dickman (attorney registration number 33095) for one year, all to be stayed upon her compliance with the terms of probation in her California disciplinary matter. The probation took effect January 22, 2021.
On October 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of California entered an order suspending Edgar-Dickman from the practice of law for one year, fully staying that suspension pending compliance with a one-year period of probation, with conditions. The order was based on a stipulation between the California State Bar and Edgar-Dickman. The sanction was premised on Edgar-Dickman’s misconduct in (1) failing to notify the State Bar of California that she employed a lawyer who had resigned with disciplinary charges, (2) allowing that lawyer to receive and handle client funds, and (3) filing a brief on appeal for an immigration client without complying with the relevant legal authority.
Through this conduct, Edgar-Dickman engaged in conduct constituting grounds for reciprocal discipline under CRCP 251.21, which calls for imposition of the same discipline as that imposed in California.
The case file is public per CRCP 251.31.