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“Lawyer Quits Job Over Résumé Flap”

By April 4, 2006Ethics

A BIG no-no! Read all the details from Legal Times:

"There are plenty of ways for young lawyers to get their foot in the door at a blue-chip firm: Have a connection to a partner, clerk for a federal judge, play a role in a high-profile case. Then there are the more creative approaches.

"Gregory Hawn, an associate at the Washington, D.C., office of Bracewell & Giuliani, is accused of falsifying his résumé and altering his law school transcript in an effort to get a job at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, according to the D.C. Bar Counsel, which has filed a series of ethical charges against Hawn."

Good that B&G includes this statement on its Recruiting page:

"We seek those who have judgment, a capacity for compassion, personal integrity, a willingness to commit, an honest humility and, importantly, a sense of humor.  We want lawyers who are comfortable with all aspects of teamwork and can be called on in equal measure to lead a team or to support the leadership of others."