This is the second disbarment mentioned in the Winston-Salem Journal in recent weeks. I understand this is newsworthy, but why don't they talk about all the great things lawyers do? I'm at the ABA conference in New Orleans, and I've heard about so many projects lawyers are involved in to help others. For example, Project Salute assists veterans in filing and handling veterans claims. Lawyers also help provide legal services for victims of Presidentially declared emergencies. I'd like to hear more about these kinds of things.
That being said, if true, what Billy Friende did was unfortunate. I hate it for his clients and for the profession.