The ABA Journal reports on an attorney who is working harder than is humanly possible:
“An Ohio lawyer has been suspended for overbilling local courts for her representation of poor clients, submitting bills for more than 24 hours a day on three different occasions.
The lawyer, Kristin Ann Stahlbush of Toledo, will be suspended for two years, with the second year stayed if she completes a one-year probationary period, the Legal Profession Blog reports.
According to an Ohio Supreme Court opinion (PDF) issued Tuesday, Stahlbush billed the courts in Lucas County for more than 24 hours a day on at least three different days, and more than 20 hours a day on five other occasions.”
This brings to mind the story of the lawyer who dies and appears outside of the gates of Heaven. Saint Peter hails him and says that he has never greeted a lawyer of his advanced age. The lawyer responds that he had just been run over by an ambulance he had been chasing and was only 37 years old. Saint Peter replies that according to the attorney’s time sheets he is 7,728.