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Three county lawyers have been disbarred, according to the State Bar of California.

Angela Elizabeth Mueller engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in New Jersey, Maryland, and New Mexico, where she was not licensed. She allowed her non-atorney staff to provide legal services to clients. Separately, she also got a cease and desist order from Connecticut.

Christopher Ramos Macaraeg committed misconduct in three cases. In one case, he failed to file an appellate brief for a client; the case was dismissed, and he did not tell the client of that. Also, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals filed to show case why he should not be sanctioned $2000, suspended, or disbarred for misconduct for failing a large number of petitions for review that he failed to prosecute. In a third case, he failed to file an appellate brief, resulting in dismissal of the client's appeal, then lied to relatives, telling them the case was going well.

Andrew William Quinn appealed a State Bar Court judge's disbarment recommendation, arguing that his 2012 conviction for peeking into his 18-year-old stepson's window and earlier misconduct in which he lied about setting up cameras to film another stepson only warranted a three-year suspension. A three-judge panel ruled that he "twice engaged in egregious misconduct for his sexual gratification," was dishonest, and displayed a lack of candor in testimony. He had run into trouble for previous misbehavior with the stepsons.

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boemac Oct. 4, 2016 @ 11:58 a.m.

Can we really get by with three less lawyers? I think we will be alright. The world will be a better place for sure !

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Don Bauder Oct. 4, 2016 @ 12:08 p.m.

boemac: We should have listened to Shakespeare when he said, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." (King Henry Vl, part II) Best, Don Bauder

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SportsFan0000 Oct. 9, 2016 @ 2:42 p.m.

You would think that the State Bar of California would have a better system for prescreening people entering the law profession...It sounds like way too much emphasis on "teaching to the test" and way too little emphasis on ethics, common sense, serving the public and future clients..

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Don Bauder Oct. 9, 2016 @ 9:40 p.m.

SportsFan0000: Lawyers have no obligation to serve the public when selecting clients. I wish they did. Unfortunately, they have to have practiced for a few years before it becomes clear that they don't have ethics. Best, Don Bauder

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