An Atlanta in-house lawyer was jailed for 24 hours by a Georgia judge for contempt after she complained to him in an email about being selected for jury service in a personal injury case.
Wilma Elizabeth Beaty was also fined $500 by DeKalb State Court Judge
Dax Lopez after she sent him the email.
In the email, she said she
would "blame" the plaintiff in the civil case for the work she would
have to do on nights and weekends during the trial to keep up with her
in-house job, says the Daily Report (sub. req.) in a lengthy article.
-from the ABA Journal's News Website, April 7, 2014
This is so outrageous that there must be something we don't know about these circumstances. If true, however, I would say that if she is able to avoid disbarment, she gets off lightly.
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