LEO: Criminal Conviction of a Notary Public  LE Op. 377


Criminal Conviction of a Notary Public - Duty to Report.


July 15, 1980


While an attorney has a responsibility to both the public and judicial

system to report to the appropriate authority criminal convictions on the

part of a notary public, failure to do so would not constitute a breach of

ethical duty on the part of an attorney, calling for disciplinary action.

[See EC:8-6 and EC:9-6.]


Committee Opinion July 15, 1980