Secretary cracks and spills the beans on partner

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

There's more to a secretary than dictation and photocopying and as one lawyer now knows, it's worthwhile treating your secretary well - especially if they know your dirty little secrets. The ABA…

There's more to a secretary than dictation and photocopying and as one lawyer now knows, it's worthwhile treating your secretary well - especially if they know your dirty little secrets.

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The ABA Law Journal reports that New Jersey litigator David Gross may soon be disbarred following revelations from his secretary that her boss failed to disclose e a $50,000 check to his partners.

The secretary in question, Claudette McCarthy, told the New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board that she had a good working relationship with her boss, until he asked her to also undertake some secretarial work for his wife - also a lawyer at the firm. McCarthy claims she was refused vacation and called a "F**cking idiot" by her boss and thus revealed the cheque as payback.

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It's a long fall from grace for Gross, a former president of a prominent New Jersey association who has learnt not only a hard lesson in ethics, but also in simply being nice.

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