An attorney from La Cañada Flintridge, California, was recently disbarred after being accused of overcharging a client, misappropriating funds and failing to make agreed-upon restitution.
You had a few drinks at dinner and made the mistake of getting behind the wheel. You were certain you were sober enough to be driving, but you slid too fast through a stop sign and saw red and blue lights flashing behind you.
Naturally, your clients think your fees are high. They may not recognize the amount of work you do behind the scenes or understand the complexities of practicing law. They do not appreciate your overhead, expensive resources and other costs relevant to your clients' cases for which you ask your clients to reimburse you.
As a nurse, you understand that no two situations are the same. While you may have a familiar set of symptoms, a protocol to follow and a routine for care, each patient brings his or her own set of factors that add complexity to your job. Sometimes the line between right and wrong is not easy to recognize.
Not all professional misconduct is the same. There are ordinary slip-ups that are labeled "misconduct." Then there are major mistakes that can cost you your reputation, your job and your professional license -- no matter what field you are in.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a definitive connection between marital infidelity and professional misconduct -- regardless of the profession of the individual involved.