Wednesday, October 26, 2005

This scenario sounds awfully familiar

For 6 months, 'lawyer' lived a lie

A woman armed with a fake law school transcript conned her way into a job at Minnesota's largest law firm, working for six months as an associate attorney before she was discovered, a spokesman for the firm said Tuesday.

The woman's ruse fell apart as her colleagues at Dorsey & Whitney began to question the quality of her work, said Tom Tinkham, a partner at the firm.

"We got on to her because we were dissatisfied with the work that was being done," Tinkham said. "There were some basic things that she just didn't get." [Read more]

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