Monday, February 1, 2010

Chris Paige Is Trying To Get Noticed

Here has been the YAWN response to his ramblings:

Although he has declared he wants to run for office the nominating petitions are not even circulated yet. Why should Lou Barletta take him seriously? His blog is exactly that and no more until then.

Mr. Paige, a couple of questions for a lawyer who should know better.

On your blog you have these statements about Barletta. brought a halfway house for criminals to a downtown hotel, and you've tried to attract a methadone clinic to various sites all over the City

What evidence do you personally possess to back up your ridiculous assertions? Keep in mind that it is you making the claim so if there is to be truth to it let us see your evidence by releasing it to the public.

In case you need a refresher you should keep in mind that while defamatory statements may be protected in court proceedings a lawyer who makes them outside of the courtroom should follow the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct which includes

[5] A lawyer's conduct should conform to the requirements of the law, both in professional service to clients and in the lawyer's business and personal affairs. A lawyer should use the law's procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others. A lawyer should demonstrate respect for the legal system and for those who serve it, including judges, other lawyers and public officials. While it is a lawyer's duty, when necessary, to challenge the rectitude of official action, it is also a lawyer's duty to uphold legal process.

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